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Fayette Instructor Guide

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


This guide was created to help instructors navigate Library tools and services more effectively. This guide contains up-to-date procedures on placing streaming video requests, placing class texts on Reserve and eReserve, and what the Coal and Coke Heritage Center has to offer.

Announcements, Events, & Opportunities



Library Open House

Visit the Library to meet the staff, tour the building, and grab a snack! Throughout the event, students will have the opportunity to take part in a scavenger hunt and earn a chance at prizes, create their own Blackout Poetry, learn about Library and Coal & Coke Heritage Center services, and participate in a Technology Petting Zoo. Don’t worry – the virtual reality headsets don’t bite! Visit our Open House website all year long to learn about Library services and events.

Flyer for the Fall 2021 Library Open House Event on Tuesday, August 31 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Right A Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II

This exhibit examines the complicated history and impact of Executive Order 9066 that led to the incarceration of Japanese Americans following the attack on Pearl Harbor. Visit the Fayette Campus Library throughout the Fall 2021 semester to experience the exhibit. Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II was developed by the National Museum of American History and adapted by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. The traveling exhibition and poster exhibition are supported by a grant from the Asian Pacific American Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, the Terasaki Family Foundation, and C. L. Ehn & Ginger Lew..

Flyer for the Right A Wrong poster exhibit, featuring a black and white photo of Japanese Americans being taken to an internment camp

Flyer for the library blackout poetry event, featureing an example of blackout poetry that include a paragraph that has most words blacked out with ink

Flyer for the Library Game Night events that includes multi-colored squares and gambe board pieces

Digital Projects and Exhibits

Digital Projects and Exhibits is home to many University Libraries collections that are available for exploration virtually. Explore such exhibits as:

  • Earth Archives: Stories of Human Impact
  • Beneath the Surface and Cast in Steel: Forging the American Industrial Union Movement
  • International Solidarity: Highlights from the Ken Lawrence Collection
  • Indigenous Roots/Routes
  • Penn State Education Activism Archive
  • Celebrating the ADA: The Legacy and Evolution of Disability Rights & Lived Experience at Penn State

Ask A Librarian

Faculty and staff are encouraged to try the Ask A Librarian feature when their campus librarian is unavailable and they have an immediate need or question. Users will be connected with a Penn State Librarian who can help answer questions and guide them to appropriate resources.

Library Hours and Contact Information

Library Hours

Monday - Thursday     8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Friday                          8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday      CLOSED


Contact Information

Main Line: 724-430-4155

Main Email:

Emma Beaver (ehb5131): 724-430-4156

Meghan Hill (mmh5481): 724-430-4155

Chad Gump (cag6065): 724-430-4153

Amanda Peters (acp47): 724-430-4160