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COVID-19 Updates

Though our hours and services are reduced, we’re still available and here to help you.


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  • Search Bar Services offer a suite of peer-to-peer undergraduate student services including Peer Research Consultants, Writing Tutors, and Tech Tutors.
  • Consulations are available online via Zoom.




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In addition to our rich collection of online resources, we offer temporary access to:

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On-site Access

  • All visitors - vaccinated and unvaccinated - must wear masks in all library buildings at all locations.
  • Reserve a seat in any of the group study rooms for individual use, for two hours per day, per person.
  • Pattee/Paterno are open to the public on a reduced schedule
  • Hours at University Park Libraries and Campus Libraries 
  • The stacks at most library locations are open. Pattee and Paterno stacks reopened on August 1. Materials continue to be available through curbside pickup at some locations.




Book ReturnRenew & Return

  • Due dates for semester loans have been extended through August 30, 2021. Please check My Library Account for your updated due dates.
  • Please return Books and Interlibrary Loan materials to any Penn State University Libraries' book return. At University Park, the Pattee/Paterno Library book return is located at the East entrance on Curtin Road. Borrowers at other campus locations should use Ask a Librarian to see how to return materials at their respective campus. As of June 1, 2021, returned materials will no longer be quarantined. See the news article for details.
  • Some materials are available through curbside pickup.
  • Residential delivery is also available through Interlibrary Loan.