Study at the Elisabeth S. Blissell Library

Rooms and Spaces

Library Service Location Capacity Equipment
Study Spaces at the Elisabeth S. Blissell Library.
Quiet Study Lounge Computer Center level of the Blissell Library & Computer Center (Knowledge Commons)    
Individual Quiet Study Spaces Individual study booths behind the books   Laptop plugs available
Group Study Spaces The central areas of the library have group study tables Seats 4-6  
Collaborative Workstation   Seats 6 people

Connect up to 6 laptops or iPads into the hub in the center of the table

2 monitors to display 2 of the laptop screens on the monitors simultaneously

Library Workstations

  • 1 iMac for media production.
  • 15 Windows Computers.


Scan, Copy and Print

  • Color Scanner
  • Color printer


Textbooks and Reserves

Faculty may put material on reserve, both physically in the library and electronically through Penn State University Library's electronic reserve system.  Contact Yesenia Figueroa at with your reserve requests.


Equipment to Borrow

Item Loan Period Policies Late Fees
Equipment available for loan at the Elisabeth S. Blissell Library.
10 laptops 7 day loan

Laptops may leave the library.

All laptops are programed with a software that doesn’t allow any files or programs to be saved in the computer.

Please save ALL your files to either a thumb drive,, or your PASS space.

Overdue fees of $25.00 per day

Laptops not returned within 4 days of the date due may be presumed lost and replacement fees of $2,500, in addition to overdue fees, may be assessed.

You must present a valid Penn State ID to borrow laptop computers.

You are responsible for any laptop borrowed on your account. Do not leave laptops unattended for any length of time. Report any hardware or software problems to a Library service desk immediately.