Libraries expand hours and services for finals

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State University Libraries are expanding hours and services to help students with end of the semester research and finals study needs.

Pattee and Paterno Libraries will open at 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, for continuous 24-hour service until closing at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20. This includes the Tombros and McWhirter Knowledge Commons on the first and ground floors of Pattee Library, west and ground floor central.

Within the two buildings a variety of group study rooms for two to 16 people can be reserved at

Plus monitors at the entrance to the building display real-time computer availability at

Additional branch library locations include the Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library, Earth and Mineral Sciences Library, Engineering Library, and Physical and Mathematical Sciences Library. See for details.

Late-night CATA bus service will run to approximately 2:15 a.m. Dec. 8 to 21 with the last pickup at the Curtin Road transport station. The extended service is courtesy of Information Technology Services and the libraries.

In addition, the University Police Auxiliary offer a Safe Walk escort service, from dusk to dawn, 365 days a year, to an on-campus location or home within a reasonable walking distance off-campus. Call 814-865-9255 (WALK).

Coffee and snacks will be provided by the libraries from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 15 to Dec. 18 in 103 Paterno Library.

For late-night hunger, MacKinnon's Café, ground-level, west Pattee Library, will be open to 1 a.m. Dec. 11 to 18, excluding Dec. 14 when it closes at 11 p.m.

For a full list of hours, call MacKinnon’s Café at 814-865-9380.

Call ahead of your visit to confirm and to obtain hours for branch libraries at 814-865-3063.

Last Updated December 05, 2013