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Games Collection at Vairo Library

This guide provides information to help users enjoy the diverse collection of games at Vairo Library, Penn State Brandywine.


We invite you to enjoy the games collection at Vairo Library. We have over 50 games in a growing collection.

board games stacked 4 next to 3 displaying names

Where can you find the games?  The games are shelved in the center of the library. When you enter the library, walk straight ahead past the low shelves of the browsing collection, then just past the graphic novels, comics, and manga.

How can you borrow games?  Choose the game you want to play and bring it to the circulation desk for checkout. Games may be borrowed for 24 hours. There is a late fee of $1 per hour (up to $100 maximum) if the game is late. Playing in the library?  You should still check out the game at the desk. This helps us know which games are popular and to keep up to date on the condition of pieces.

What about returning?  Please bring your game back to the circulation desk. To help them last longer, please do not place games in the drop box.

library shelf with 3 tiers displaying board games

How to Search for Games

From the Penn State Libraries home page, click on Search the Catalog (in yellow). You also can type the catalog address into your browser:

Use filters to refine your results:

1. From the box titled Format, select Games/Toys. You probably need to first click "more" to see this option listed.

2. From the box titled Campus, select Penn State Brandywine.


Want to place a game on reserve? Find the item you want in the catalog and click on the blue button that says, "I want it." Blue button that reads "I want it"

You will be prompted to confirm your pickup location. Be sure you choose the Brandywine library. A staff member will place the game aside for you and you will receive an email when it is ready for pickup.