Study at the Robert E. Eiche Library, Altoona Campus

Rooms and Spaces

There are study carrels available in the library for quiet studying, as well as Group Study Rooms which are available for three hour reservations at Space Availability - Altoona - Study Space - LibCal - Penn State University Libraries.

Room Number Usage Policy
Group Study and Meeting Spaces at the Eiche Library, Altoona
205, 206, 207, 208, 211B, and 200 Bechtel/Wherry Study (Glass Room) Group Study Online reservations may be made at  Space Availability - Altoona - Study Space - LibCal - Penn State University Libraries.
211A One Button Studio

Online reservations may be made at  Space Availability - Altoona - Study Space - LibCal - Penn State University Libraries

 

Scan, Copy and Print

The Library has two scanners that are free to use for students, faculty and staff.

The Library also has a ST Viewscan II scanner to view and print microfilm and microfiche.

Paw Prints Kiosk

Paw Prints kiosks can be found at:

• Eiche Library, first floor (Black and white)

• Eiche Library, second floor (Black and white and color, scanning available)

• Printing available only to PSU users.

Visit Paw Prints for more information on setting up your wepa account.

Textbooks and Reserves

For Students

Physical items such as textbooks, DVDs, and other materials that are placed on Course Reserve by your instructor can be accessed at the Circulation Desk at the Library. Materials are to be returned at the same desk.

  • You will need your Penn State ID card to check out materials.
  • Fines will be assessed on overdue items. Items that are lost/damaged will be assessed additional fees.
  • E-Reserves can be accessed either through your instructor’s Canvas page or through the E-Reserves system.

For Instructors

Reserves are placed only during semesters when the course for which those materials were requested is in session.

 

Equipment to Borrow

Robert E. Eiche Library Equipment to Borrow
Item Number Location Loan Period Library Usage
Calculators 5 Circulation Desk 4-Hour Open Usage
Calculators- Graphing 2 Circulation Desk 4-Hour Open Usage
Canon HD Camcorder 2 Circulation Desk 7-Day Open Usage
Canon Still Camera 2 Circulation Desk 7-Day Open Usage
DVD Drive & Card 2 Circulation Desk 7-Day Open Usage
EN-EL12Rechargeable Li-ion Battery 2 Circulation Desk 14-Days Open Usage
Explorer VTB Tripod 1 Circulation Desk 7-Days Open Usage
GoPro Camera 1 Circulation Desk 7-Day Open Usage
GoPro JAWS Flex Clamp 1 Circulation Desk 14-Day Open Usage
GoPro Wifi Combo Kit 1 Circulation Desk 7-Day Open Usage
GoPro LCD Touch BacPac and Access. 1 Circulation Desk 7-Day Open Usage
JVC Camcorder 2 Circulation Desk 7-Day Open Usage
Key Mission 360 Camera with Case and Accessories 2 Circulation Desk 14-Day Open Usage
Instabilizer: Universal Tripod Adaptor for Tablets 1 Circulation Desk 4-Hour Open Usage
Iographer Multi case for mobile phone 1 Circulation Desk 14-Day Open Usage
Laptops 10 Circulation Desk 4-Hour In-House Use
Lavalier Microphones for Mobile Devices & Headphone Jack Adapters 2 Circulation Desk 7-Day In-House Use
MacBook Air 5 Circulation Desk 4-Hour In-House Use
Life-size Dual-Sex Torso Muscular Arm 1 Circulation Desk 2-Hour In-House Use
Male Muscle Figure 1 Circulaion Desk 2-Hour In-House Use
Model of Full Human Male Asian Disarticulated Skeleton 1 Circulation Desk 2-Hour In-House Use
Model of Full Human Female Disarticulated Skeleton 1 Circulation Desk 2-Hour In-House Use
Model of Human Brain 1 Circulation Desk 2-Hour In-House Use
Model of Human Heart 2 Circulation Desk 2-Hour In-House Use
Model of Human Skull 1 Circulation Desk 2-Hour In-House Use
Molecular Model Set 1 Circulation Desk 4-Hour Open Usage
Monopod 2 Circulation Desk 7-Day Open Usage
Mozu Guru 360 Action Camera Stabilizer 1 Circulation Desk 14-Day Open Usage
Oculus Go (Virtual Head Set) 1 Circulation Desk 3-Day Open Usage
One Button Studio Laser Presenter & Remote 1 Circulation Desk 4-Hour Open Usage
Ruler, Compass, and Protractor Sets 2 Circulation Desk 4-Hour Open Usage
Smartphone Tripod Adapter for IPhone 2 Circulation Desk 7-Day Open Usage
Smartphone Tripod Adapter for Tablets 1 Circulation Desk 7-Day Open Usage
Steadicam Volt 1 Circulation Desk 14-Day Open Usage
Tripods- Large 3 Circulation Desk 7-Day Open Usage
Tripods- Small 2 Circulation Desk 7-Day Open usage
Turntable 2 Circulation Desk 14-Day Open Usage
Videomic Go Camera/Mic/Lens Kit 1 Circulation Desk 14-Day Open Usage
Viewmaster VR Viewer 2 Circulation Desk 14-Day Open Usage
White Board Kits 5 Circulation Desk 4-Hour In-House Use

Curbside Pickup

Once you’ve placed holds through the Libraries Catalog for pickup, they may be picked up at either the Service Desk, or through our optional curbside pickup. The pickup location is in the Smith lot, at the turnaround loop near the library. If you are picking up curbside, be sure to schedule your pickup time with us and call 949-5256 when you arrive.