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Fayette Student Guide

Everything you need to know about the Library and how to use it.

Getting Started

Borrowing Privileges

As a student, your PSU Student ID serves as your library card! You will be automatically registered in the library system once you are enrolled as a student. Undergraduate students can checkout up to 200 items at a time! As a borrower, you are responsible for any items on your account. For more information on borrowing privileges, visit:

Checkout Loan Periods
Item Loan Period
Books Semester
DVDs, CDs, Audiobooks 7 days
Course Reserves 4 hours
Laptops 7 days
Cameras 7 days
Anatomy Models 4 hours
ViewMaster Headsets 7 days
Sunlamps 7 days


Study Spaces

We offer a variety of study spaces to help meet the needs of all students!   

  • The upstairs is set up for quiet study. There are student computers and printers available, as well as individual study carrels for more privacy while working. 
  • The downstairs is set up for group work with social distancing in place. There are study rooms, a collaborative workstation, individual carrels, student computers, and a second printer!

Several of our spaces can be reserved ahead of time! Reserve a space here


Course Reserves

Select course materials are available to check out through our course reserve service! If requested by your instructor, these materials can be accessed by visiting the Circulation Desk in the Library. These items can be checked out for a 4-hour period. Not sure if your course material is available?  Visit the Fayette Library Course List Page to see the list of courses on reserve for the semester!

Please Note: Course reserves are typically a 4-hour loan period. Due to the University Libraries' 96 hour quarantine policy, this loan period has been extended to 24 hours. 


One Button Studio

Located in Study Room #2, the One Button Studio is a student's one-stop-shop for making video content. Whether for class, a club, or a personal project, students can easily create content with the push of a single button. Use a flash drive or your Kaltura account to save the finished product. Reservations of Study Room #2 - One Button Studio are recommended but not required.


IMEX Lab & Viewing Pods

For use with virtual reality (VR) headsets, the viewing pods are located in the IMEX Lab at the front right corner of the Library's upper level. Viewing pods should be reserved ahead of time by the student, and the student should then follow-up with Library staff for headset options and availability. Whether for class or recreational purposes, these viewing pods are a safe way for your VR experience. Visit our Space Availability-Reserve a Study Room page to reserve a viewing pod today.

Remote Resources

Video Streaming Databases

The University Libraries provide thousands of streaming videos from several different distributors. Each video database can be explored by clicking on the link below.

ILL (Interlibrary Loan)

Interlibrary Loan Services (ILL)

Interlibrary Loan Services allows you to request materials that we do not have or that are unavailable in the University Libraries System!

Interlibraary Loan Services
Service Description
ILLiad Request scans, articles, and physical materials from any academic library.
PALCI E-ZBorrow Search Pennsylvania and regional academic libraries for book loans.
Uborrow Search the libraries of our Big Ten partners for book loans.
WorldCat Search holdings of libraries worldwide.

How Do I...

Navigate the University Libraries Website & Access My Account

Use the Library Catalog