Technology & Equipment

University Park Libraries

Computer Availability

Available computers in Pattee and Paterno libraries.

Available Software

Software available on computers in the Libraries and Labs at University Park.

Laptops, iPads, and Calculators

Borrow laptops at the Libraries for up to 7-days with a valid PSU ID required. Check out  a calculator for up to 24 hours.  

Cameras and Media Equipment

Borrow technology and equipment for media production and viewing from Media and Technology Support Services at the Wagner Annex at University Park.

Maker Commons

The Maker Commons within the Knowledge Commons at Pattee and Paterno Library provides access to 3D printing as well as do-it-yourself electronic components.

IT Service Desk at the Knowledge Commons

The IT Walk-ups are a technology support center for students, faculty, staff, and retirees in three locations on our University Park Campus; the
Pollock Commons, the Findlay Commons, and the Knowledge Commons in the Pattee Library. Here, support specialists assist users by identifying and helping to resolve many IT-related issues like connecting to the network, installing and removing software, and helping to troubleshoot issues with personal devices

Mobile Device Charging Stations

Mobile device charging stations are available in the following locations:

  • Paterno Library
    • Student lounges on floors 2, 3, and 4
    • Microforms & Government Information
  • Pattee Library
    • Leisure Reading Room
    • Knowledge Commons (4 stations available)
    • Paterno Family Reading Room (2 Central)
  • Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library
  • Engineering Library
  • Physical and Mathematical Sciences Library
  • Earth and Mineral Sciences Library

Oomf Omnicharge Portable Chargers

Please note that Oomf Chargers are temporarily unavailable. Thanks for your patience, and we hope to bring them back to you soon!

Oomf Omnicharger portable chargers are available at:

  • Paterno Library next to the East Entrance (Curtin Road)
  • The Collaboration Commons in Pattee Library, lower level
  • The Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library
  • The Earth and Mineral Sciences Library
  • The Engineering  Library
  • The Physical and Mathematical Sciences Library

Each station houses ten portable chargers/batteries that can be activated by users through the Oomf app, which can be downloaded to phones or tablets.

  • Activated chargers power/charge devices through two USB ports, an AC outlet (to charge laptops), or wirelessly (chargers do not include cables)
  • Chargers can be taken anywhere, in or out of the building, on or off campus
  • The service is free to all users if chargers are returned to stations within 24 hours. After 24 hours, the company assesses a $20/day overdue fee to users' credit cards
While this service is provided by the University Libraries, it is managed entirely by the company through the app. Chargers are not checked out by the library and all communication, billing, etc. is transacted between the company and the user.  More information is available through Oomf's website. Full instructions for using this service are posted at the charger station. Inquiries should be directed to Common Services at


Headphones are available for checkout to patrons in the following areas:

  • Pattee Library
    • Music & Media Center
    • Center for Maps & Geospatial Information
  • Paterno Library
    • Life Sciences Library: 4-hour checkout for in-library use
  • Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library: 4-hour checkout 
  • Earth and Mineral Sciences Library: 4-hour checkout
  • Engineering Library:  4-hour checkout
  • Physical & Mathematical Sciences Library: 4-hour checkout for in-library use