Study at the Knowledge Commons

Rooms and Spaces

Spaces in the Knowledge Commons
Space Equipment/Features Location Reservations/Notes
Windows PC Lab 48 PC Workstations Room 116 Knowledge Commons Large workstations
Quick Access Service Area 11 PCs on Airtouch adjustable tables Room 116 Knowledge Commons Table height adjusts 26" to 43"
Living Room areas More than 80 large, comfortable chairs  W139 Study Lounge

Q116D, Q116E, and Q116F 
Chairs and tables can be rearranged as needed

Search Bar

Peer-to-peer collaborative services offered by University Libraries, Penn State Learning, and Penn State Student Technology Services Sidewater Commons, 1st floor Pattee Peer Research Consultants, Writing Tutors, and Tech Tutors. Visit Search Bar Services for hours and details
Franklin Atrium Comfortable chairs, tables, lamps, green walls W106A Franklin Atrium  
Leisure Reading Room Comfortable chairs, cafe tables

Leisure Reading collection: books and DVDs
Weltmann Service Lobby Commons/Lending Services: book checkout and return,

Course reserves materials and services
1st floor central, Pattee-Paterno Libraries

Library Informaton

Lost and Found

​Library account services

Group Study and Instruction Rooms 
Room Capacity Equipment Location

W123 (small group study pod)


2-4 D-shaped Mediascape 

Samsung 32" flat-panel display

Knowledge Commons
W126 6-10 D-Shaped Mediascape

Two Samsung 32" flat-panel displays

Knowledge Commons

6-8 D-Shaped Mediascape

Two Samsung 32" flat-panel displays

Knowledge Commons


W129 6-8 D-Shaped Mediascape

Samsung 32" flat-panel display

Knowledge Commons
W101A up to 8 Tables and chairs Leisure Reading Room
W101B up to 4 Collaborative Chairs Leisure Reading Room

  One Button Studio/Presentation Practice Studio Media Commons




1-6 Video Editing

iMac with iMovie, Final Cut Pro X, GarageBand

Media Commons Storage

Blue Snowball USB microphone with stand

Media Commons
W136 5-20 Space for five groups working on multimedia

Five iMacs, 1 DV/DVD/VHS Deck

Five U-shaped tables for groups of 1-4 students

iMac with iMovie, Final Cut Pro X, GarageBand,

Media Commons Storage
Media Commons
W120 - Small Group Instruction Room 12-15 Mediascape Team Theatre

Large-screen monitor


Available to students when not scheduled for  class
Knowledge Commons
W140 - Large Insruction Room 40 Mac computers

Five screens

Available to students when not scheduled for  class/reserved
Knowledge Commons

*Vending machine for supplies located in Paterno Lounge.

Using Technology in the Knowledge Commons