Lartz Memorial Library
In 1990, Penn State University purchased the local Sharon Steel Union Hall for the Shenango campus and renovated it into a state-of-the-art campus library. In 1999, through a generous donation by Vera Lartz, the library was officially named the Lartz Memorial Library, in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Lartz.
The Lartz Library now houses a substantial book collection as well as providing access to over four million books, newspapers, and magazines at the University Park campus and other Penn Sate locations via LIAS, the library’s on-line computer catalog. Also available are a large number of electronic and print indices, allowing students to locate magazine and newspaper articles in their field of interest.
Individual and group study units located throughout the library provide students with a quiet, comfortable study environment. The H. M. Willson Seminar Room, which is located in the Lartz Memorial Library, is another state-of-the art instructional classroom on campus. The current technology in this classroom allows the campus to offer courses from any Penn State location via video conferencing.