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Abington Fall 2020 Update

  • Library Hours are 10AM-2PM Monday through Thursday, 9AM-1PM Friday.
  • Individual seats are available for students to reserve during our open hours. See our reservation system for details.
  • The stacks are closed to patrons but materials can be requested by locating items in the University Libraries Catalog and selecting “I want it." Items can be picked up at the Information desk when ready.

Affected Libraries:

  • Abington College Library, Penn State Abington

-- Originally posted on Aug 25, 2020 at 3:49pm --

-- Last updated on Sep 1, 2020 at 10:24am --

Special Collections Library - still here to help you!

While we are closed for safety, we are still here to help you! The Special Collections Library isn’t open for researchers right now but we can help with your research and teaching through scan-related projects. We would be happy to schedule a virtual research consultation to discuss what services and collections might best fit your needs. Please contact us at spcollections@psu.edu.

Affected Libraries:

  • Eberly Family Special Collections Library

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

-- Last updated on Aug 25, 2020 at 2:24pm --

Fayette Library Contactless Pickup

Contactless pickup is available during the following hours:
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.         
Friday: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m

Request library materials online using our “I Want It” feature. After you receive notification that your materials are ready, items will be bagged for privacy and placed on a shelving unit in the lobby of the library. You can retrieve your items by visiting the library’s circulation desk, showing your ID, and a staff member will direct you to your items. 

Affected Libraries:

  • Fayette Campus Library, Penn State Fayette

-- Originally posted on Aug 25, 2020 at 1:37pm --

-- Last updated on Aug 25, 2020 at 1:40pm --

Lartz Library Fall 2020 Updates

We are…here to help you! The Lartz Library at Penn State Shenango will be implementing several changes during the Fall 2020 semester to create a safer environment for everyone in the library. Please call or email us at UL-Shenango@lists.psu.edu for more information on Zoom drop-in hours or to schedule a research consultation with a librarian.

Materials can now be requested using Curbside pickup located at the entrance of the Lartz Library. Find what you want in the University Libraries Catalog and place a hold on the item by selecting  “I want it." You’ll receive an email notification once your item is ready. Pick-up hours are Mon-Thur from 9am-1pm.

Affected Libraries:

  • Lartz Memorial Library, Penn State Shenango

-- Originally posted on Aug 25, 2020 at 9:32am --

-- Last updated on Aug 25, 2020 at 2:11pm --

Penn State Beaver Updates

We are…here to help you! The Library at Penn State Beaver is implementing several changes during the Fall 2020 semester to create a safer environment for everyone in the library. Schedule an appointment to meet with a Beaver Librarian. You can also call or email us at UL-Beaver@lists.psu.edu.

Materials can now be requested using Curbside pickup located at the entrance of the Beaver Library. Find what you want in the University Libraries Catalog and place a hold on the item by selecting  “I want it." You’ll receive
an email notification once your item is ready. No scheduling required for pick-up during library open hours.

Affected Libraries:

  • Beaver Campus Library, Penn State Beaver

-- Originally posted on Aug 25, 2020 at 9:29am --

-- Last updated on Aug 25, 2020 at 9:29am --

Welcome to Penn State DuBois

Visit Curbside pick up  for more information on picking up your material outside the library.

Visit Reserve a Seat for more information on reserving a computer station in our library classroom for online ZOOM classes.

Affected Libraries:

  • DuBois Campus Library, Penn State Dubois

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

-- Last updated on Sep 24, 2020 at 10:52am --

Welcome to Penn State Brandywine

  • Looking for online research help? Use our drop in Zoom Room (Monday through Friday 12PM - 1PM):  https://psu.zoom.us/j/91546634188 or ID#91546634188
  • Materials can be requested for pickup. Find what you want in the University Libraries Catalog  and place a hold on the item by selecting “I want it." Items can be picked up at the Vairo Library Circulation Desk when ready

Affected Libraries:

  • Vairo Library, Penn State Brandywine

-- Originally posted on Aug 21, 2020 at 3:59pm --

-- Last updated on Sep 28, 2020 at 3:28pm --

Penn State Harrisburg Curbside Pickup Service

The Penn State Harrisburg Library will resume in-person library services on Monday, August 24 at 7:30 am.  See  Harrisburg library hours.

Materials can be requested using Curbside Pickup located in the lobby at the entrance to the library (hours available). Find what you want in the University Libraries Catalog  and place a hold on the item by selecting “I Want It." Once your item is ready you’ll receive an email notification that includes a link to a Scheduling Service for your pickup.

Affected Libraries:

  • Penn State Harrisburg Library, Penn State Harrisburg

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

-- Last updated on Aug 21, 2020 at 3:53pm --

Curbside Pickup at Altoona Library

Library Hours:  Mon-Thurs 8am-8pm; Fri 8am-7 pm; Saturday Closed; Sunday 12pm-8pm

Items may be picked up inside at the Service Desk, or at Curbside Pickup. Schedule Curbside Pickup  

Reserve a Seat for Zoom Classes 

Affected Libraries:

  • Robert E. Eiche Library, Penn State Altoona

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

-- Last updated on Sep 10, 2020 at 1:48pm --

Status of Global News Center

In keeping with pandemic health and safety guidelines, the Ross Global News Center is closed to patrons through Stage 3 of the Libraries Opening (August - December 2020) and current print news collections are suspended through that period.  We hope to return to offering full physical access in January 2021.

Affected Libraries:

  • Dr. Keiko Miwa Ross Global News Center

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

-- Last updated on Aug 24, 2020 at 8:02am --

Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library -- Fall Service Update

The Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library is open as a pick-up location only:

  • 1pm – 5pm   Mondays / Wednesdays / Fridays
  • 2pm – 6pm   Tuesdays / Thursdays

All other library spaces are closed.  While we are closed for safety, we are still here to help you! Library faculty and staff are available for remote reference, consultation, instruction, and assistance.  Please contact us via UL-ARCH@LISTS.PSU.EDU

Affected Libraries:

  • Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library

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

-- Last updated on Aug 25, 2020 at 4:09pm --

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 https://wco.psu.edu/patron/

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 --

Welcome to the Engineering Library

Welcome! The Engineering Library will be open Monday - Friday from 11am to 5pm beginning on August 24th. 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 the Interlibrary Loan system to request pages of print books, especially course textbooks. We will send you scans of
needed items. ***Please review the syllabus and request items as soon as possible so we have time to get them to you***

The library space provides printing, scanning, laptop loans, computers with engineering software, some study space (physically distanced), and print book pickup. We will not be providing course texts for check out due to quarantine restrictions - using...

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Affected Libraries:

  • Engineering Library

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

-- Last updated on Aug 18, 2020 at 2:16pm --

Thun Alert – Fall 2020 Service Updates

The Thun Library has implemented several changes for the fall 2020 semester. Please visit our Study at the Library page for details.

Affected Libraries:

  • Berks Thun Library, Penn State Berks

-- Originally posted on Aug 17, 2020 at 8:00am --

-- Last updated on Sep 15, 2020 at 12:31pm --

Physical and Mathematical Sciences Library Alert

The Physical and Mathematical Sciences Library is open and operating at reduced hours. Patrons can now place holds for pickup at the Physical and Mathematical Sciences Library. Print course reserves are not available but patrons can request scans via Interlibrary Loan. Contact us at ul-pams@psu.edu for assistance.

Affected Libraries:

  • Physical and Mathematical Sciences Library

-- Originally posted on Aug 13, 2020 at 1:52pm --

-- Last updated on Sep 8, 2020 at 9:17am --

York Curbside Pickup Service

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

Request library materials online using our “I Want It” feature. After you receive notification that your materials are ready, give us a call at 717-771-4020 when you arrive on campus and we’ll bring them out to you. Please pull up to the front entrance of the library.

Affected Libraries:

  • Lee R. Glatfelter Library, Penn State York

-- Originally posted on Aug 13, 2020 at 12:30pm --

-- Last updated on Sep 23, 2020 at 1:57pm --

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 musiccenter@psu.edu 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, Fall 2020 Semester

Affected Libraries:

  • Microforms and Government Information

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

-- Last updated on Sep 22, 2020 at 9:20am --