Study at the Berks Thun Library

Rooms and Spaces

Reserve a Room:

  • Call 610-396-6339 or visit the circulation desk for same day reservations
  • Online reservations for group study rooms, at all campuses, are unavailable through the duration of the remote instruction period.​
Study Rooms and the Whisper Room available at the Library
Room Capacity Features
Group Study
Thun 115
Seats 8-10 PCs, DVD and/or VHS players and white boards
Group Study
Thun 118, 120, 122,
124, 129, 131, 133
Seats 6-7 PCs, DVD and/or VHS players and white boards
Individual Study
Thun 114, 116, 117,
​119, 121, 123, 125,
132, 134 and 135
Seats 2-3 All individual study rooms are equipped with whiteboards.

Berks Library Floorplan​ (PDF)

Study rooms and Media Commons rooms can be reserved and are also available on a first come, first served basis if they are not already reserved or in use.

  • Group Study Room Policy
  • Please note that the Thun Library does not provide proctoring services.
  • QUESTIONS? Please call the circulation desk at 610-396-6339.


Media Commons

A total of 5 iMac workstations are available.

Berks Thun Library Media Commons Rooms
Room Equipment Software
Thun 127
One Button Studio
iMac workstation
Microphone, ReflecMedia Screen, Lighting, Camera
iMovie, GarageBand, Adobe Creative Suite, 

Final Cut Pro

Thun 126 and 128
Thun 130 and Media Commons Help Desk
 iMac workstations iMovie, GarageBand, Adobe Creative Suite,
Final Cut Pro (Room 128)
Whisper Room
Can accommodate two people, but more comfortable for one
Sound-isolated booth designed for audio recording
Includes an iMac workstation and a microphone
iMovie and GarageBand (for recording)

Please visit the Penn State Berks Media Commons website to learn more.


Textbooks and Reserves

Course reserves are special materials placed at the library's circulation 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.

For more information about course reserves at Penn State Berks, please contact: Barb Lessig, (610-396-6244).


Equipment to Borrow

Available Equipment
Item Brand/Model # Available Loan Period
Anatomical study kit, human bones Altay Scientific 1 2 hours
CD/cassette player and recorder Eiki 7070 1 2 hours
CD player Philips AZ1565 1 2 hours
Compass Staedtler 1 2 hours
Digital camera Canon PowerShot S5 IS 1 24 hours
Digital camera Nikon Coolpix L110 1 24 hours
Digital camera, 360 Nikon KeyMission 360 Camera 2 24 hours
Digital camera, mobile HD snap Sony Bloggie MHS-TS20 3 3 days
Digital camcorder Canon Vixia HF S20 1 24 hours
Digital camcorder Canon Vixia HF R60 2 24 hours
Digital camcorder Canon Vixia HF R500 2 24 hours
Digital video camera Flip Mino HD 5 3 days
Digital voice recorder Olympus DS-2 1 24 hours
Digital voice recorder Olympus WS-300M 1 24 hours
Drafting kit Maped 1 24 hours
Dry erase marker kits for study rooms Expo 20 2 hours
DVD video recorder JVC DR-MV100B 1 2 hours
Easel Office Depot 1 2 hours
Green screen, small Botero 2 24 hours
Green screen, large Botero 1 24 hours
Green screen, large frame kit Botero 1 24 hours
Headphones Sony MDR-XD200 2 24 hours
Headphones Sony MDR-ZX110 2 24 hours
Laptop computer, Mac Apple MacBook Pro  10 4 hours
Laptop computer, Windows Dell Latitude 7470 20 4 hours
Laptop computer, Chrome Chromebook 1 4 hours
Lighting kit Lowel 2 24 hours
Microphone with stand Samson C01U 2 2 hours
Microphone, iRig IK Multimedia 1 24 hours
Microphone with stand Blue Snowball USB 4 2 hours
Microphone, Lavalier for mobile devices Polsen MO-PL1 2 24 hours
Microphone, wireless kit Audio Technica PRO88W 1 24 hours
Microphone, wireless kit Polsen 1 24 hours
Mobile Dry Erase Board unknown 2 2 hours
Museum Pass Reading Public Museum 5 24 hours
Prayer Rug S. Mahhouk 1 4 hours
Protractor C-Thru 1 2 hours
Remote Point RemotePoint Navigator 2.4 1 24 hours
Scientific calculator Texas Instruments TI-30X IIS 2 2 hours
Scientific calculator Texas Instruments TI-503 SV 1 2 hours
SD/SDHC USB 2.0 reader SanDisk Micromate 1 24 hours
SmartMount for SmartPhones iStabilizer 4 3 days
SmartMount for tablets iStabilizer 1 3 days
Speakers, USB Digital Logitch S-150 1 24 hours
Tripod Manfrotto 055XPROB 2 24 hours
Tripod Sunpak  4 24 hours
Tripod Vista Explorer 360 VTB 1 24 hours
Tripod Davis & Sanford Voyager Lite 360 1 24 hours
Tripod, flexible Joby Gorillapod 3 3 days
Tripod for iPhone Thoughtout PED-3Triphone 3 3 days
Turntable Audiotronics 300T 1 2 hours
Universal Smartphone Tripod Adapter Vastar 2 24 hours
USB Cable Canon 1 24 hours
View-Master Deluxe VR Viewer Mattel 3 24 hours