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Agricultural and Biological Engineering

For Penn State students, faculty and staff in the Agricultural and Biological Engineering department, including Biorenewable Systems, Agricultural Systems, and Bioproducts.

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Suggested CAT Search Terms: Search for specific products (i.e. farm equipment or tractors), processes (i.e. ventilation or fermentation) or concepts (i.e. farm safety or feed processing).

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General call numbers and subject areas are:

  • S671-S790 – agricultural engineering, equipment, machinery, buildings 
  • TJ1480-TJ1500 – agricultural machinery 
  • TK4018 – electricity in agriculture 
  • TP370-465 – food technology, manufacturing and processing 

At University Park, materials in agricultural and biological engineering may be located on the 4th floor of Paterno Library (S call numbers), the 3rd floor of Paterno Library (some T call numbers), or in the Engineering Library, 325 Hammond Building (T call numbers).