Technology & Equipment

University Park Libraries

Available Software

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

Laptops 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

IT Service Desk staff provide diagnostic and repair of personal laptops, tablets, and mobile devices, and are available to assist with campus wireless connectivity, data transfer and backup, virus detection and removal, software installation, and a number of other IT services.

Mobile Device Charging Stations

Mobile device charging stations are available in the following locations:

  • Paterno Library - student lounges on floors 2, 3, and 4
  • Pattee Library - Leisure Reading Room, Knowledge Commons (4 stations available), the Paterno Family Reading Room (2 Central), and News and Microforms Library
  • Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library
  • Engineering Library
  • Physical and Mathematical Sciences Library

Oomf Omnicharge Portable Chargers

Two Oomf Omnicharge portable charger stations are available at the Curtin Rd entrance of Paterno Library, just to the right of self-checkout. Each station houses nine 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 Lending Services at ul-lending@lists.psu.edu.

Headphones

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

  • Pattee Library
    • Music & Media Center
    • News & Microforms
    • Maps Library
  • Paterno Library
    • Life Sciences Library: 4-hour checkout for in-library use
    • Education and Behavioral Sciences Library
  • Physical & Mathematical Sciences Library: 4-hour checkout for in-library use
  • Earth and Mineral Sciences Library: 4-hour checkout
  • Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library: 4-hour checkout

Current Computer Use at Pattee and Paterno