Updates for Fall 2020
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.
These hours will be in effect through Friday, November 20 and are subject to change. Hours after November 20 will be posted when available.
You can easily request library materials online using our “I Want It” feature and we will even deliver them to your car.
After you receive notification that your materials are ready, you can just give us a call (717-771-4020) when you arrive on campus and we’ll bring them out to you. Curbside pickup is available during the following hours:
- Monday – Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
- Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m
The number of desktop computers in the library will be greatly reduced, due to social distancing. However, we will have at least 11 computer workstations with cameras. Please bring your own headphones or earbuds. There is one Mac computer in the library. We also have laptops and Chromebooks available for check out.
Computer use is limited to students, faculty, and staff for fall 2020. Students: You need to bring your own device to the areas set up on campus for participating in your Zoom classes. If you don’t want to bring your own laptop, check out one of our laptops or Chromebooks.
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 in between checkouts.
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.
Reference and Instruction
Should you need help with research, Joel Burkholder, Penn State York Reference and Instruction Librarian, will be available via email (email@example.com) or phone (717-771-4024). Assistance via Zoom can also be arranged.
Ask a Librarian is a university-wide virtual research assistance service that offers live chat and email support.
Faculty: While we anticipate most library instruction will be online, Joel can offer in-person library instruction in addition to creating course guides and instructional videos.
I imagine things may change during the course of Fall 2020, so we will keep you updated on this page as we go through the semester. Our hours and services will be limited during this time, but we will do everything possible to accommodate your needs.
Thanks for working with us – Barb Eshbach, Head Librarian
Stacks are closed for browsing during the fall semester. Materials are available using the “I Want It” feature of the library’s online catalog. Due to a mandated 96-hour quarantine of print materials, not all items may be available right away.
Over 48% of the Penn State University Libraries print collection is currently available to Penn State students, faculty, and staff digitally through this Emergency Temporary Access Service.
Newspapers and Magazines
Our newspaper and magazine subscriptions have been suspended for the fall semester. Full text is available online through Penn State University Libraries for the following, and many more, periodicals: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Bloomberg Businessweek, People, Sports Illustrated, and Time. Use NewsFinder to find online access for newspapers.
To find magazines and journals, choose the E-Journals tab in the FIND box on the Penn State University Libraries homepage.
One Button Studio
The One Button Studio in the Lee R. Glatfelter Library will not be available for use during the Fall 2020 semester. However, there is a Mac computer in the library for editing.
Zoom can function as a nice remote alternative to the One Button Studio. It can be used in either a synchronous class setting or students can record themselves and share the video after recording. Zoom recordings that students create can easily be turned in to Canvas or taken into a video editor for further refinement. Learn more about use cases for employing Zoom as a One Button Studio alternative!
The furniture in the library has been rearranged to provide socially-distant quiet study spaces for students on both the lower and upper levels.
In addition to the computer workstations, there are over 50 seats in the library: some open seating, some at study carrels, some at tables, and some in study rooms.
The library study rooms will be serving a different purpose in Fall 2020. Previously reserved only for group study, they will now be used for individual study only. These rooms will serve as a quiet space for study and for participating in remote Zoom classes while on campus. Please pick up a key to the study room from the main desk in the library.
All Pennsylvania residents are eligible to apply for a Resident Borrowers card at any Penn State University Library, with proper ID (PA drivers license or state ID) with current address.
Plus, residents who register online through Penn State’s OneID account service can request items from any Penn State library, view account information, and renew materials online.
Request your books and DVDs (from any campus) online and after you’re notified they are ready for pickup – use our new curbside pickup!
Fall 2020 visitor access to the library is limited to the circulation desk area for picking up or returning items only. Thank you for your understanding as we reserve our limited library space for our students.
|Study Rooms (8)||1||Upper Level
|One Button Studio||1||Lower Level
The One Button Studio will not be available for Fall 2020. However, there is a Mac computer in the library for editing.
|Zoom can function as a nice remote alternative to the One Button Studio. It can be used in either a synchronous class setting or students can record themselves and share the video after recording. Zoom recordings that students create can easily be turned in to Canvas or taken into a video editor for further refinement. Learn more about use cases for employing Zoom as a One Button Studio alternative.|
Scan, Copy and Print
- KIC Click Mini – quickly scan documents to email or a USB drive
- Black and white printer
- Mobile printing/print release station
Textbooks and Course Reserves
Textbooks that are part of our Course Reserves are available for checkout 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.
Please contact the library staff (717-771-4020 or firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are having difficulty finding the material you need for your class and we will investigate all options for you.
Equipment to Borrow
Not available Fall 2020
Questions? Contact the Lee R. Glatfelter Library at 717-771-4020 or email@example.com