The PSU Library is open to the public for research. Many local high school students take advantage of the great resources we have to offer.On this Research Guide you'll find out how to research at PSU libraries if you're not enrolled in a PSU class. Use the tabs above to find out more.
Plan your visit
Here are some key logistics to keep in mind when you visit the PSU library:
* You need to come to the PSU library to do your research. During the academic year we are usually open 7 days a week. See our complete schedule for more info.
* There are computers for public access to our library databases on the second floor of the library.
* If you have a laptop, go to the PSU Guest WiFi site to sign up for 24 hour access. While you are on campus, you will be able to use the library databases from your laptop.
* If you have a USB (Flash) drive, bring it with you. Use it to save online articles from our databases, or to save print articles or books that you scan in our computer labs.
* You can purchase a library card at the circulation desk on the first floor. This will allow you to check our PSU library books. Rates vary, so may sure to check this site or contact the circulation desk for current information.
* You can bring food and drink into the library (just not when you are sitting at a computer). There is a coffee bar in the library and there are great food carts nearby!
* Librarians will gladly answer research questions - Ask Us!
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