Libraries expand hours and services for finals

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, April 27, for continuous 24-hour service until closing at 7 p.m. Friday, May 9. 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. Plus monitors at the entrance to the building display real-time computer availability.

Coffee and snacks will be provided by the Libraries in 103 Paterno Library, 4–6 p.m. May 4, 5, 6 and 7.

For late-night hunger, MacKinnon's Café, ground-level, west Pattee Library, will be open to 1 a.m. beginning April 30, through Thursday, May 8. For a full list of hours, call MacKinnon’s Café at 814-865-9380.

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

Late-night CATA bus service (campus loop locations only) will run to approximately 2:15 a.m. April 27–May 10, with the last pick up 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, dusk to dawn, 365 days a year, on-campus location or home within a reasonable walking distance off-campus. Call 814-865-9255 (WALK).

Last Updated April 23, 2014