Study at the Berks Thun Library

Rooms and Spaces​

Study rooms can be reserved online on a first come, first served basis and for up to 3 hours. Pick up your key at the front service desk at the time of your reservation. Please see the University Libraries Group Study Room Policy for additional details. If you do not arrive within 15 minute of your reservation time, your reservation will be canceled.

Study rooms are also available as prayer spaces. Please ask at the service desk for more information.

Make an online reservation for our Study Rooms, Media Commons, and Sensory Room, per the details below. Check out our floor map for an overview of all our spaces.

Study Rooms
Room Capacity Features
Group Study
Thun 105

Windows computer with webcam; whiteboard

Group Study
Thun 118, 120, 122, 124, 129, 131, 133

Windows computer with webcam; whiteboard

Group Study
Thun 114, 116, 117, 119, 121, 123, 125, 132, 134, and 135
1-2 Windows computer with webcam; whiteboard


Study Areas
Room Study Type Features
Collaboration Commons
Group and individual study

Windows computer stations, small and large tables, electrical outlets, bring your own laptop station

Cohen Lounge
Group and individual study

Small and large tables, casual seating, vending machines, sink, microwave, whiteboard
The Nittany Corner Food Pantry is located in this lounge.

Quiet Zone
Individual study (limited noise) Individual study carrels, comfy chairs
Silent Zone Individual study (limited-to-zero noise) Individual study carrels

Note that we do not provide proctoring services at our library.


Media Commons
Room Equipment Software and Description

One Button Studio
Thun 127


iMac workstation, video camera, microphone, green screen, professional lighting, podium, footstools, whiteboard

Adobe Creative Cloud, iMovie, GarageBand
This room allows you to record audio and video with the touch of a button. No additional equipment is required to use this space. Learn more about One Button Studio.


Sound Booth (formerly Whisper) Room Podcast Booth
Thun 126A
iMac workstation, microphone, pop filter, stool Adobe Creative Cloud, iMovie, GarageBand
This soundproof studio offers space to record and edit professional sounding audio. Holds 1-2 people.

iMac Editing Stations
Thun 126, 128, 130




iMac workstation, whiteboard




Adobe Creative Cloud, iMovie, GarageBand
These editing stations allow you to edit audio and video, create digital art, or work on creative projects using specialized software.





Sensory Room
Room Capacity Features

Sensory Room





Egg chair, buddha board, yoga mat, foam roller, yoga ball, sound mixer, weighted lap blanket, assortment of fidget items
This room offers a space that helps meet various sensory needs. Students can reserve this room online for 90 minutes.
Visit the Wellness at the Penn State Berks Thun Library LibGuide for more information and other wellness resources.



Technology Labs and Conference Rooms
Room Capacity Features
Technology Lab (Windows)
Thun 137

See lab features

Technology Lab (Mac)
Thun 138
24 See lab features

Conference Room
Thun 145




See room features


Special Collections Conference Room
Thun 109
10 See room features

Contact Linda Sanchez at to reserve our technology labs and conference rooms.


Scan, Copy, Print

  • Book scanner and flatbed scanner with document feeder available for free.
  • No photocopier available.
  • Standard printing and mobile printing via PawPrints  available for Penn State users.


Textbooks and Reserves

Course reserves are materials placed at the library's service desk or online by instructors for students to use for specific courses. You can search for course reserves  by instructor's name, course number or course name.

Instructors can place materials on reserve for students to use through the Thun Library. For more information about course reserves at Penn State Berks, please contact: Jon Duffy at For E-Reserves at Berks, please contact Melissa Millar at


Equipment to Borrow

Equipment is available to borrow from our library. This includes audio/visual equipment, anatomical study kits, phone chargers, museum passes, and other equipment to help with coursework.

Students can also borrow laptops for up to one week with the opportunity to renew. Both Windows and Mac laptops are available.

Items that support wellness, such as sensory kits and light therapy lamps, are also available to borrow.

Check out and reserve equipment using our online form or ask us at the service desk!