Sustainability

The Weinberg Memorial Library Green Team

Programs and Events

The library is currently a participating location in the LHVA’s Bike Scranton program. Students, Staff, Faculty, and Lackawanna County Library Card holders that are 18 years of age or older are eligible to borrow bicycles from the library location for up until one hour before the library closes.


Each year the library hosts an environmental art show that is comprised of work submitted by students, staff, and faculty of the University. The art show is free and open to the public and is usually held in close proximity to the University’s celebration of Earth Day.


For more information on the library’s sustainability efforts, please see the library featured on an episode of Greenlife Pennsylvania.


Purpose

The library is dedicated to making the library a sustainable environment by supporting conservation and recycling in the building, collaborating with student, staff, and faculty on projects focused on sustainability, and educating library users about sustainability and sustainable practices.

Mission Statement

To “Enhance our sense of community by demonstrating high standards of care for our physical environment,” and to “Promote a respect for knowledge and a lifelong commitment to learning, discernment and ethical decision making,” are two key components of the mission of The University of Scranton. As an integral constituent of the University, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Memorial Library strives to meet these goals and to instill these ideals in our campus and local community.

The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Memorial Library is unique to The University of Scranton in at least two ways: the Library is both an academic department and a frequently populated physical location on campus. As an academic department it is our duty to educate students in the mission and ideals of this Jesuit University. As a physical building and busy hub for students, staff, and faculty, the building and its constituents can physically enact the ethical mission of living a sustainable lifestyle.

The Library's sustainability efforts focus on two major goals: to educate all Library users about the importance of sustainability and to lead through example by cultivating an environment of sustainable practices in the Library.