Study at the Penn State Harrisburg Library

Service Updates


Visit our current hours to see when we're here. The Morrison Gallery and Lion Study Space are open 24/7.


Curbside Pickup

Books can be requested using curbside pickup (contactless pickup in the library lobby).  While our library stacks are closed to browsing, you may place holds on items for pickup through the Libraries Catalog.

Curbside Pickup

Spaces & Technology

All floors of the Penn State Harrisburg Library are open, however, group study rooms will be used as adjunct faculty offices and will not be available for student use. Additionally, the Media Commons and One Button Studio are closed. Socially distanced quiet study spaces are available on the second and third floors, and desktop computers are available on the first floor.

The Morrison Gallery and the Lion Study Space provide 24/7 physically-distanced study spaces. Computers and printing are available in the Lion Study Space.

Spaces & Technology

Users are encouraged to bring their own devices if possible, as circulating laptops are limited and availability is not guaranteed. You must bring your own headphones, as these will not circulate this semester.

Please be respectful of those around you. Limit volume/noise to maintain a studious environment for all.

Course Reserves

Course reserves access will be limited this semester. Reserve textbooks will check out for one week, and must be quarantined for 96 hours between checkouts. It may not be realistic to rely on course reserves in place of a personal textbook copy. 

Course Reserves


The first floor reference desk will feature Zoom connection to a library reference associate during daytime hours for walk-up service.

Users are welcome to make Zoom or phone reference appointments with Penn State Harrisburg librarians. Contact your librarian via email to schedule an appointment. 

Reference and Instruction

Contact information is available in the Penn State Harrisburg Library Directory or email When requesting an appointment, please include the course it is related to, and a brief description of the question you have or information you need.


Information literacy instruction will be remote this semester. Faculty members should contact their librarian to discuss options and schedule a session.

Additional Information

All users must wear masks and maintain physical distancing. Library stacks are closed and taped off. Do not enter any stacks or remove any library materials from shelves yourself. Protective barriers have been added to service areas. Additional hand sanitizing stations and hand washing stations have been added on each floor of the library.

For information about monthly virtual events this semester visit PA Forward Events at Penn State Harrisburg Library.


Rooms and Spaces

Library Rooms and Spaces
Space Location
Quiet Study Third floor
Classrooms 108

Penn State Harrisburg Library Floor Map.pdf


Scan, Copy and Print

Number and Description Location
Equipment at the Penn State Harrisburg Library
2 Epson Perfection V600 Scanners Room 106

1 KIC Bookeye Scanner

First floor near Circulation/Reserves Desk
1 KIC Bookedge Flatbed Scanner First floor near Circulation/Reserves Desk
1 Copier (requires Lion Cash) First floor near Circulation/Reserves Desk
Printers First floor

Equipment to Borrow

Library Equipment Details.
Item Number Location Notes
Calculators 22 Circulation Desk 6-hour loan for Penn State users. Pocket, financial, scientific, graphing, and graphing engineering calculators.
Digital Audio Recorders 12 Circulation Desk Zoom H2 Handy Portable Stereo Recorders. 7-day loan for Penn State users
Digital Cameras 3 Circulation Desk 7-day loan for Penn State users
DSLR Cameras 5 Circulation Desk 7-day loan for Penn State users
littleBits Workshop Sets 2 Circulation Desk 5-day loan for Penn State Harrisburg users.
Tripods 8 Circulation Desk 7-day loan for Penn State users
Video Cameras 12 Circulation Desk 7-day loan for Penn State users. Three Canon Vixia HF R500s, 3 Canon FS200s, 6 Kodak Playsports
Zoom Kits 5 Circulation Desk 7-day loan for Penn State users