Millstein Library is a 52,000 square-foot structure that houses the library and the offices of the Registrar, Financial Aid, Business, and Academic Advising.
It also houses the Learning Resource Center, which provides free educational assistance to students throughout the school year. Services provided include tutoring of any subject by appointment, "drop-in" tutoring for composition and algebra, and a group study program. Various workshops are also held. Past topics have included study skills, stress management, grammar reviews, and MLA/APA documentation.
Two meeting rooms are available on the second floor, as well as a reading room. A periodical reading room is located on the first floor. The Joan Chambers Children’s Literature Collection is housed on the second floor of the Millstein Library. The collection was presented by Dr. George F. Chambers, second Pitt-Greensburg president, in memory of his wife Joan, who died in 1994.
A stained glass mural, measuring 32 feet high by 14 feet wide was added to the Millstein Library tower in 2004. Pitt-Greensburg alumnus Terry Bengel, a stained glass artist, designed and created the artwork that is composed of more than 1,000 pieces of glass from the Youghiogheny Opalescent Glass Company (Connellsville, PA). The mural is based on the Allegory of the Cave from Plato’s “Republic,” written in the 4th century B.C. Bengel notes, “The whole idea is it’s a metaphor for education. We can be led to a higher knowledge of the universe. Elements of Westmoreland County are also incorporated into the design.
The building was funded by private and public contributions, including a major gift from the Millstein Foundation in memory of Fanny K. Millstein, for whom the building is named.
Did you know . . . that the plaza located outside of the front entrance to Millstein Library is named Tosatto Plaza?