Laptops, iPads, and Calculators


  • Laptops are available at the Pattee Library for 7-day loan. A valid PSU ID required.
  • Over due fee is $25.00 per day. Fail to return within 4 days after due date, $2,500 may be assessed in addition to overdue fees.
  • Upon return, any file saved to the laptop during use will be deleted. Always make copies of your work before returning the laptop.
  • You are responsible for any laptop borrowed on your account. Report any hardware or software problems to a Library service desk immediately.



  • Dell Latitude 620 or 630
  • Intel Centrino Core 2 Duo processor (2 GHz)
  • 2 GB RAM
  • DVD +/- RW optical drive
  • Four USB 2.0 ports
  • Intel Pro/Wireless 3945 WiFi 802.11 a/b/g card
  • 14.1" WXGA display


  • Windows XP Professional OS
  • Microsoft Office 2007
  • Adobe Acrobat 8.0
  • Symantec Antivirus
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • iTunes and QuickTime
  • Trillian IM client
  • Cyberlink Power DVD


iPad 2s are 16 GB with Penn State wireless preconfigured, and available for 7 day loan.

Sign in with your Apple ID on a library iPad

  1. Go to Settings --> Store. If there is an AppleID currently logged in, it will be listed as "Apple ID. Click on the ID to select it.
  2. Then select "Sign Out."
  3. Select "Sign In."
  4. Either sign in with your existing AppleID or create a new one.
  5. Sign in with your username and password. You will now be able to download and or pruchase applications using your account.


Calculators Available to Borrow
Location Type of Calculator Loan period
Commons Service Desk basic, business, scientific, and graphing calculators 24-hour checkout
Knowledge Commons Service Desk simple calculators available for loan  
Life Sciences Library two basic calculators and one scientific calculator 4-hour checkout, in-library use only
Social Sciences Library calculator available patron asked to provide email address
Education and Behavioral Sciences Library basic calculator available  
Physical and Mathematical Sciences Library calculator for patron use 4-hour checkout, in-library use only
Earth and Mineral Sciences Library 4 scientific calculators (Texas Instruments - TI-30X, Casio FX-115ES, Casio FX-300MS, Casio FX-82MS)
3 Graphing calculators (Texas Instruments- TI-83plus, Texas Instruments- TI-84plus, Texas Instruments- TI-89 Titanium)
4-hour checkout