Study at the Penn State Scranton Library

Rooms and Spaces

From January 2023 through May 2024, all in-person Penn State Scranton Library services will be available through the Dawson Building, Room 10 (first floor). There are two public computers for library research, and seating for 8-10 students for study space. Textbook reserves, popular books and DVDs, and graphic novels are available for browsing; any other print books may be ordered from another Penn State campus for pickup at Penn State Scranton.


Scan and Print

  • Scan:  A KIC book scanner and document scanner are available in Dawson 10.
  • Print: Penn State Scranton uses the Paw Prints system for printing. One Paw Prints printer is in the computer lab upstairs from the library (Dawson 117). Visit the campus printing information page for details.
  • 3D Printing: The library has some basic 3D printing services available to students. Visit the 3D Printing page for more information.

Textbooks and Reserves

Faculty: The Library Course Reserve Request Form is to be used when you are requesting that materials be placed on Reserve at the library for students in your class(es). To request that the library place your print textbook or other physical materials on 2-hour course reserve for in library usefor your classes, please contact us at

Students: The library makes an attempt to place as many required course readings as possible on reserve in the library. These materials may be checked out for up to two hours and must be used in the library. Ask at the library desk to see if your required text is available, or to make a recommendation for purchase.


Equipment to Borrow

Item Loan Period
Laptops 7 days
Chromebooks 7 days
Headphones (noise canceling) 4 hours, in-library use only
Calculators 24 hours
Dry Erase Markers 4 hours, in-library use only
Portable power supplies 4 hours, in-library use only
Skeleton 4 hours, in-library use only
Anatomical models 4 hours, in-library use only