152 Representative Documents: Capital Campaigns PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY DEVELOPMENT Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence Eberly Family Special Collections Library: Home to more than 200,000 printed volumes and 25 million archival records and manuscripts, the Eberly Family Special Collections Library inspires novel avenues of study, contributes to new knowledge, and highlights the rich history of our University, Commonwealth, and international community. With the support of alumni and friends, we will continue to expand and cultivate our inventory, offering resources as unique and invaluable as the individuals we serve. OPENING DOORS AT THE PENN STATE LIBRARIES Textbook and Educational Resources Endowment: The cost of textbooks has risen more than 1000 percent in the past four decades, and about one- third of students have reconsidered a course due to the cost of materials. Addressing this inequity, the Penn State Libraries has established the Textbook and Educational Resources Endowment to loan textbooks and course materials and provide free electronic resources. Support for the Textbook and Educational Resources Endowment will not only provide access to vital academic resources, but also lessen significant financial burdens for students already struggling to afford costs associated with tuition. Endowed Graduate Scholarships: Graduate students contribute to the strength of the Penn State Libraries in countless ways—as role models for undergraduates, as partners for our faculty, and as ambassadors for the University. But as we compete with other elite schools for the best graduate student candidates, scholarships are critical in alleviating financial stress, encouraging
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