Renewed Warren Public Library Partnership a Boost for Students


February 25, 2022 12:26 pm

Northern Pennsylvania Regional College (NPRC) is happy to announce its contract renewal with the Warren Public Library. The agreement continues the partnership for the third consecutive year.

Access to resources and services that libraries provide, like digital databases, research librarians, and other print or media sources not available online, are important tools for the success of college students. This collaborative agreement will continue to give NPRC students access to additional tools to support the completion of their coursework.

In conjunction with the Pennsylvania Power Library system, the Warren Public Library provides digital resources to all NPRC students, regardless of their location within the College’s nine-county service area. These resources include non-fiction and fiction e-books and research databases covering a variety of general subject matter as well as those focused on specific subjects, disciplines, and fields of study. Interlibrary loan is also available. Digital library services also include a “chat with a librarian” feature through the Warren Public Library website that provides 24/7 assistance to students regarding general library navigation, research questions, or other library-related topics.

Throughout this partnership, Warren Public Library personnel have worked closely with NPRC faculty to enhance the educational experience provided to students.

Ben Blood, Director of Arts and Sciences for NPRC, said “We are thrilled to continue our relationship with the Warren Public Library. Since we began working together, they have provided excellent support for our students and faculty and have been a great partner.” Kelli Knapp, executive director/district administrator of the Warren Library Association, echoes, “The Warren Public Library staff is excited to partner with NPRC for another year. It is an honor to support this expanding institution, and a pleasure to work with the college’s staff and students.”