University Library Alerts

Active Alerts

Thun Library available by reservation

Penn State Berks Thun Library is available by reservation during open hours. We to help, or 610-396.6339.

Affected Libraries:

  • Berks Thun Library, Penn State Berks

-- Originally posted on Jan 4, 2021 at 10:02am --

-- Last updated on Jan 21, 2021 at 3:42pm --

Special Collections Library - still here to help you!

Though we are closed for on-site research, we're still here to help you. Please contact for more information and to request assistance.

Affected Libraries:

  • Eberly Family Special Collections Library

-- Originally posted on Aug 25, 2020 at 2:24pm --

-- Last updated on Mar 18, 2021 at 4:15pm --

Welcome to Penn State DuBois

  • CURBSIDE PICKUP including information about curbside pickup service at DuBois Library

Affected Libraries:

  • DuBois Campus Library, Penn State Dubois

-- Originally posted on Aug 21, 2020 at 4:25pm --

-- Last updated on May 4, 2021 at 5:08pm --

Penn State Harrisburg Curbside Pickup Service

Affected Libraries:

  • Penn State Harrisburg Library, Penn State Harrisburg

-- Originally posted on Aug 20, 2020 at 10:27am --

-- Last updated on Nov 24, 2020 at 3:48pm --

Altoona Library Hours and Curbside Pickup

Summer Hours for Eiche Library are

  • Monday-Friday 8 am-4 pm
  • Closed Saturday and Sunday

Curbside Pickup available Monday-Friday 8:30 am-3:30 pm.


Affected Libraries:

  • Robert E. Eiche Library, Penn State Altoona

This alert is scheduled to be in effect until Aug 23, 2021 at 1:30am.

-- Originally posted on Aug 18, 2020 at 4:04pm --

-- Last updated on May 12, 2021 at 4:10pm --

Status of Global News Center

In keeping with pandemic health and safety guidelines, the Ross Global News Center is not currently staffed and current print news subscriptions are suspended for the duration of our pandemic restrictions. We hope to return to full physical access sometime in 2021. In the meantime, the space is open to patrons needing work space and who comply with social distancing protocols.

Affected Libraries:

  • Dr. Keiko Miwa Ross Global News Center

-- Originally posted on Aug 18, 2020 at 3:43pm --

-- Last updated on Feb 5, 2021 at 3:03pm --

Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library – Service Update 5/27/21 - 8/16/21

The Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library service desk is open Monday - Friday, 1pm-5pm, for book pick-up only.   All other library spaces are closed.   Materials in our collections remain available for circulation via the online catalog, and library faculty and staff are available for remote reference, consultation, instruction, and assistance.  Email us at:  UL-ARCH@LISTS.PSU.EDU.  Please note that the library will be closed on 5/31, 6/2, and 7/5.

Affected Libraries:

  • Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library

This alert is scheduled to be in effect until Aug 17, 2021 at 1:30am.

-- Originally posted on Aug 18, 2020 at 2:51pm --

-- Last updated on May 26, 2021 at 4:55pm --

Patron Pickup

Yes, we are open for equipment rental by reservation only. No walk-ins allowed. Scheduling patron pickup every 15 minutes. Please schedule accordingly by visiting

Affected Libraries:

  • Media and Technology Support Services (MTSS)

-- Originally posted on Aug 18, 2020 at 2:27pm --

-- Last updated on Aug 18, 2020 at 2:27pm --

Engineering Library Service Update

The Engineering Library is currently open Monday through Friday from 11am to 5pm. Please use the hold/I Want It system through the Libraries catalog  to request books as access to our print collections is restricted for safety. Use Interlibrary Loan Services to request scans of course textbooks in advance, and our staff will send them to you. Library faculty and staff are available for remote reference, consultation, instruction, and assistance. Contact us at

Affected Libraries:

  • Engineering Library

-- Originally posted on Aug 18, 2020 at 2:14pm --

-- Last updated on Apr 1, 2021 at 4:14pm --

Music and Media Center Alert

While we are closed for safety, we are still here to help you! Music & Media Center reserves materials will be available at Commons Services on the first floor of Pattee Library when it reopens on Aug.  24. Other Music & Media Center materials can be requested using the "I Want It" button in the catalog. For access to materials prior to Aug. 24, see our curbside pickup instructions. Contact us at for assistance.

Affected Libraries:

  • Walter and Doris Goldstein Music and Media Center

-- Originally posted on Aug 7, 2020 at 11:04am --

-- Last updated on Aug 11, 2020 at 9:10am --

Microforms and Government Information

Affected Libraries:

  • Microforms and Government Information

-- Originally posted on Aug 4, 2020 at 3:56pm --

-- Last updated on Mar 4, 2021 at 4:19pm --