1988 Celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the Agriculture Library. Keith Roe delivers remarks "History of the Agricultural Library at Penn State 1888-1988"
Collection size was approximately 270,000 volumes and 3,000 current journal subscriptions received and serviced by eight full-time library faculty and staff.
1990 Katherine E. Clark is appointed head of the Life Sciences Library. She serves until 1995.
Librarians receive microcomputers for their offices.
1993 The Medline database is made available on the Libraries' LIAS system.
1994 The Journal of Extension becomes available in online format only, the first life sciences journal to do so.
1995 Amy L. Paster is appointed head of the Life Sciences Library.
The Agricola database is made available on the Libraries' LIAS system.
1996 The Life Sciences Library's first internet home page was created.
1996 The Life Sciences Library participates in the USAIN State and Local Agriculture and Rural Life preservation proposal to NEH, eventually filming 1,145 volumes (336 monographs and 809 serials) of Pennsylvania agricultural literature published between 1820 and 1945. The project is completed in 1999.
1997 The National Library of Medicine releases PubMed, free, direct access to MEDLINE via the World Wide Web.
1998 The National Agricultural Library gave the world free on-line access to AGRICOLA, the library's database of more than 3.5 million records of agricultural information.
2000 Library moved to the 4th floor of the new Paterno Library, which encompasses the previous East Pattee space (now renovated), plus additional newly constructed space.