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State Library Resources for Faculty

State Library Databases Link

State Library Resources for Faculty

The State Library of Pennsylvania now offers access to its online databases to PASSHE employees. Simply request a card and you can access the databases listed below. Please note that these are not available to students, with the exception of the POWER library.

Requesting a Library Card

  1. On the left side of the page select "Forms and Applications"
  2. Click on "Library Card Application"
  3. Fill out the form. Some of the fields may seem odd, so here is a helping hand:
        Agency = State System of Higher Education
        Bureau = Mansfield University
        Office Address = Your Department Name and Address
  4. Submit the form

Once your card arrives, you can access the state library online databases.

Renewing your Library Card

State Library cards expire every 3-4 years. If you are a faculty or staff member who is having trouble using your State Library card, please contact the State Library:

State Library Reference Desk
717-783-5950

What do they have?

The state library has some of the same resources the MU library has, and some additional ones. The list is constantly changing, but here are just a few that might interest you:

  • Reference USA Directories
  • PA Newspapers
  • American State Papers (1789-1838)
  • Sanborn Digital Maps for PA (1867-1970)
  • Wall Street Journal