Study at the DuBois Library

Service Updates


Please check our Library Hours page for the current hours. 

The Libraries’ Ask a Librarian service, offering live chat and email support, is also available.

DuBois Hours

Curbside Pickup

Books can be requested using curbside pickup. While our library stacks are closed to browsing, you may place holds on items for pickup through the Libraries Catalog. Make sure to schedule your pickup time with us.

DuBois Curbside Pickup

Spaces & Technology

Reserve a seat in our classroom using our online reservation system.


Course Reserves

Textbooks that are part of our Course Reserves are available for checkout (for a 24-hour period) from the main desk in the library. Usage of print course reserves will be very limited in the fall semester, due to a mandated 96-hour quarantine between checkouts.

Looking for E-Reserves? Try our E-Reserves system

Please let the library staff know if you are having difficulty finding the material you need for your class and we will investigate all options for you.

DuBois Course Reserves

Reference and Instruction

Emily Zimmerman, our Reference and Instruction Librarian, is working remotely this semester.  She can be reached via email (

Schedule an research appointment with Emily.

DuBois Reference and Instruction

Additional Information

Need additional help or just have a question, stop by our circulation desk.

Our staff can be reached by email at

DuBois Additional Information


Rooms and Spaces

Computer Workstations

The library has computers for library research and general use. A scanner is also available.

Wireless Internet access is available in the library using your own laptop computer or one borrowed from the library. Please consult the Wireless Access on Campus page for more information.

Media Commons

Media Commons provides an opportunity for DuBois faculty and students to learn about creating digital media such as video and audio to positively impact their coursework. You will need your Penn State ID card to check out the Digital Commons  equipment from the Library Circulation Desk.

DuBois Library Media Commons Equipment to Borrow.
Item Loan Period
GoPros 3 days
Tripods 3 days
Canon  Camcorders 3 days
Nikon and Canon Digital Cameras 3 days
Wireless Microphones 3 days

Visit Media Commons at DuBois for more information.


Scan, Copy and Print

  • Large format scanner.
  • Microform reader/printer.
  • Media Commons editing equipment.
  • Black & white laser printer 
    • Printing only from Campus Library computers
    • Letter-size (8.5” by 11.5”) prints
    • Defaults to double-sided printing
    • Printing is FREE!



Textbooks and Reserves

Reserve items faculty select for specific classes are shelved at the Circulation desk. Most items are loaned for 24 hours. Be prepared to give the course number and name of your instructor. In order to borrow reserve materials, students must be registered with the library and present a Penn State ID. Materials will be quarantined for 96 hours upon return.

For questions about Course Reserves, call the library at 814-375-4756.


Equipment to Borrow

Laptop computers are available at the circulation desk for loan to registered students. Laptops are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and cannot be reserved ahead of time.

DuBois Library equipment to borrow.
Item Loan Period
Dell Laptops 7 days
Headphones 24 hours

If there are questions regarding use of any media equipment, please contact the Library at (814) 375-4756.