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COVID19 Libguide!

Our Covid19 libguide provides an overview of library services and policies for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. Click on the link below:



Kutztown University access to the Washington Post!

The library is very pleased to announced that we a site license for the Washington Post! On-campus access can be access directly through the link https://washingtonpost.com

Off-campus users will need to use this link: https://library.kutztown.edu/wapo

There's no need to create a separate account.


Audiobooks at Rohrbach! Introducing RB Digital 

Rohrbach Library now offers access to RB Digital! RB Digital offers over 7000 audiobooks from more than 40 genres. Liston on your computer or phone! Visit https://library.kutztown.edu/rbdigital to learn more.

Artist Reception! 

Join us on Thursday, October 10th at 3:30 pm for a celebration of Charles Stonewall's thought-provoking photographs!

Artist Reception!

Join us on Monday, September 23rd at 5:30 for a celebration of Daniel Egusquiza's Andean watercolors! 

Rohrbach Library Open House!

It's that time of year again-pack your bags and take the "Journey to Knowledge" scavenger hunt at our annual Library Open House! This year it will be on Tuesday, September 17th from 10am-4pm. Completed scavenger hunts are eligible for a prizes- our big prize this year is an Acer Chromebook R11! We'll also give away one $50 gift card and $25 gift card to our Campus Store. More information can be found our website site:


Extended Hours for Finals Week!


Children's Lit Lesson Swap- an event for future educators at Kutztown University!

Have you struggled with creating a lesson plan that focuses on a children's book? Do you want to hear ideas that you can use in the future? Rohrbach's CMC Center is hosting a Children's Lit Lesson Swap! Come and share a lesson that you created or come and listen to what is shared! The event will take place on Thursday, May 2nd from 4pm-5:30pm.

Presentations: Fun, short presentations no longer than five minutes. They should provide a brief overview of the lesson and the children's book that was used. Bring the book if possible (not required). Presenters should turn in a copy of their lesson to be compiled in a binder will be available in the CMC.

Interested in attending? Please sign up here:


Location: Rohrbach's ground floor. Look for signs on the day of the event-we'll choose the best location based on how many people sign up! 


Rohrbach's Research Commons! 

Rohrbach is pleased to introduce the Research Commons. The KURC is our open-access online repository for the research, scholarship, and creative works of KU students and faculty. It currently features a variety of content including faculty research articles, KU doctoral dissertations and undergraduate student research. For more information on this amazing resource, click on the link below or contact Sue Czerny at czerny@kutztown.edu



SIBS Day 2019

Rohbach Libray will be participating in Sibs Day on Saturday, February 23rd! Visit the Archives Open House from 11am-2pm and STEAMworks from 11am-4pm. Click the link below for more info: https://www.kutztown.edu/events/siblings-day.htm

Get Ready to Read: Human Library 2019!

Rohrbach Library, together with the Office of Inclusion and Outreach is proud to be hosting a second Human Library event for Spring 2019!  It will take place on Thursday, March 28th and will run from 10:00am-4:00pm. Check out a human book and engage in dialog on a variety of personal and social issues. For more information about this unique event please visit this webpage:


Feature Films for Education

Rohrbach Library provides access to the Feature Films for Education collection! Feature Films for Education offers hundreds of full length films for educational purposes.

Highlights of the collection include:

  • New films added throughout the year
  • Easy search feature with the ability to filter films by genre, copyright, and MPAA rating
  • Over 20 films genres 
  • Subtitles
  • Mouse-over effect displays brief descriptions and page tools to save, share and embed links

Visit Feature Films for Education at: https://library.kutztown.edu/feature


New Database! Wall Street Journal Digital Edition

Rohrbach Library now offers complimentary access to WSJ.com! 

To learn how to activate your subscription, please use the link below:



Guest Speaker at Kutztown University- author Dr. Belinda Wheeler!

On Tuesday, October 30th, Kutztown University will be hosting special guest Dr. Belinda Wheeler. Dr. Wheeler is the author of Heroine of the Harlem Renaissance and Beyond: Gwendolyn Bennett's Selected Writings. Dr. Wheeler will discuss Gwendolyn Bennett's work, her diverse artistic talents and why this important figure for solace in Kutztown. Join us for us from 11:00-noon in MSU 250 (President's Room).

To find more information about Gwendolyn Bennett and her work click on this libguide.

This book talk is sponsored by the Rohrbach Library, The English Department and the Frederick Douglass Institute.

KU Family Day!

Take a walk on on the Bear Trail during Family Day this Saturday, September 28th! This is a self-guided tour that will feature fun facts on a few of KU's historical buildings. At the end of the tour visitors can enter a prize drawing to win a cute Avalanche stuffed bear! Check out  the link below or our social media pages for more info! Many thanks to our Archives and Digital Initiatives department for putting this together!



2018 Rohrbach Library Open House

Pack your bags and get ready for our annual Open House! This event will take place on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 from 10:00am-4pm. The Open House revolves around a scavenger hunt that will take you on a tour of our in-house and online resources!  Students who complete the scavenger are eligible for prizes! For more information please visit our libguide here: 



Winter Term Librarian

There will be a librarian available during the Winter Session for faculty and students.  Sue Czerny will provide remote research assistance to students and faculty. You will be able to contact her through email (czerny@kutztown.edu), or you can make an appointment http://libcal.kutztown.edu/appointment/4341) to talk with her by phone, Skype, text, or Google Hangouts. She checks her email three times daily and will get back to you ASAP.




Brought to you by The Rohrbach Library
and The Commission on Human Diversity


10 AM - 3 PM

Stop in anytime between 10am - 3pm on Thursday,
November 9th to checkout a human book 

from our first ever Human Library.

The Human Library or “Menneskebiblioteket” as it
is called in Danish, was developed in Copenhagen in
the spring of 2000 as a project for Roskilde Festival
by Ronni Abergel and his brother Dany and
colleagues Asma Mouna and Christoffer Erichsen.

The original event was open eight hours a day,
for four days straight and featured over fifty different titles.
The broad selection of books provided readers with ample choice to challenge their stereotypes and so they did.
More than a thousand readers took advantage leaving
books, librarians, organizers and readers stunned
at the impact of the Human Library.



Publishing in the Age of Open Access Journals


Journals, Open Access and Predators:  Mentoring Junior Colleagues through the Publication Process – Presentation by Dr. Robert Hironimus-Wendt on the opportunities and perils of publishing in the open access environment.

          September 29th (Thursday) 11am  BH 145

Discerning Quality Journals – Discussion with Dr. Robert Hironimus-Wendt with a focus on discovering the best publications for your scholarly work.

          September 30th (Friday) 11am  DF 210


Database Integrity (part I) – Bob Flatley and Ruth Perkins will discuss the processes vendors, such as Web of Science and SCOPUS, use in their efforts to keep questionable journals and publishers out of their databases.

          October 13th (Thursday) 11am  Rohrbach Library Room 22

Database Integrity (part II) – Bob Flatley and Ruth Perkins will conduct a ‘hands on’ workshop providing faculty with tools to evaluate the legitimacy of particular journals and identify potential journals where they could publish their research.

          October 20th (Thursday) 11am  Rohrbach Library Room 29

Creative Commons and Quality Scholarship – Susan Czerny will discuss how Creative Commons both differs from and compliments current copyright protocols and how to find quality research with Creative Commons licenses in open access journals.

          February 16th (Thursday) 11am  Rohrbach Library Room 22

Open Education Resources (OER) – Ruth Perkins will discuss OER, the emerging resource consisting of openly licensed educational materials that can be used as an alternative to textbooks.  Particular attention will be paid to Temple University’s Alternative Textbook Project.

          February 23rd  (Thursday) 11am  Rohrbach Library Room 22

Library to Open Earlier!

Beginning on Monday, October 3, 2016 the library will open at 7:00 a.m. Monday through Friday. Here are our revised hours for the Fall 2016 semester:


Party Study on the Patio!

Beginning on Monday, March 21, 2016 the library balcony will now be open to students!

Hours (weather permitting):

  • Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to dusk
  • Saturday closed
  • Sunday 2:00 p.m. to dusk.

Enjoy studying or taking a break on the balcony, but please smoke or vape elsewhere.

STEAMworks Workshop Schedule!

Learn about 3D Printing, Greenscreen Photography, creating Poster Sized Infographics and much more! Drop in for one of our STEAMworks Workshops in RL 18

STEAMworks Workshop Schedule>

Stress Relief Week!

It's that time of year, right? Why not unwind here at Your Favorite Library? Get a massage, do a little coloring, put together some LEGO, spend some quality time in the Selfie Booth...

Finals Week Hours Stretched to 2am!

Here at your favorite library, we'll be opening at 7:00 most mornings during Finals Week—that's old news, right? But get this: we're open till 2am Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights, Dec. 6 - 9! 

And wait, it gets even better: the Book & Brew Café is extending its hours, too, for Finals! Open 3pm till midnight Sunday through Wednesday, it'll open 3pm to 10pm on Thursday, Dec. 10 and from 8am to 4pm on Friday Dec. 11.

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