A project of the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Access PA was started in 1985 as a way to provide a union catalog that includes the holdings of all different types of libraries across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It was the first, and remains the largest, statewide union catalog in North America, containing approximately 22.3 million titles, including books, eBooks, periodicals, DVDs, and more, with over 44.3 million holdings.
The Barbara Morgan Harvey Collection includes a variety of books that document the history of the region, newspaper clippings from the early 1900's, minutes from the meetings of early oil companies from the late 1800's, maps, and photographs. The collection serves as a center and clearinghouse for scholarship and research of the Oil Region's history and heritage. An important part of the collection is videotaped oral histories of residents of the area reminiscing and telling stories about the region.
Provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, this directory contains the contact information for Pennsylvania public, academic, institution, and other special libraries.