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

Equipment Available to Borrow
Item Number Available Loan Period Late Fees
Laptops 10 7 day loan 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.
Video Cameras 6 5 Day Loan $3.00 a day
Still Camera 1 5 Day Loan $3.00 a day
Bloggie Video Cameras 9 5 Day Loan $3.00 a day
voice recorders 3 5 Day Loan $3.00 a day
Web Cam 1 5 Day Loan $3.00 a day
Portable Projectors 2 5 Day Loan $3.00 a day
Wireless Microphone for Video Camera 2 5 Day Loan $3.00 a day
Istabilizers tabMount 4 5 Day Loan $3.00 a day
Istabilizers smartMount 8 5 Day Loan $3.00 a day
Stabilizer for Smartphone 1 5 Day Loan $3.00 a day
Mini Tripods 5 5 Day Loan $3.00 a day
Tripods 9 5 Day Loan $3.00 a day
Headsets 4 5 Day Loan $3.00 a day

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.