The Nesbitt Library at Penn State Wilkes-Barre will open on Monday, August 24, 2020. We will be open for modified hours, but will strive to offer as many library services as possible during this time. Please see below for more information on specific library services.
Our course reserves service helps make many textbooks and other course materials assigned by instructors available to students through the library, thereby helping to reduce financial burdens and barriers. Many of our students rely on course reserves, but the nature of the public health crisis requires that we make significant changes to this service for the fall semester.
A. You can call the library at 570-675-9212 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide your course name, instructor, and the textbook that you wish to use. We will let you know if the book is available electronically. If not, then we will alert you when the book is available to be picked up at the library.
A. Instead of providing access to print textbooks and other course materials for short-term loans in the library, we must seek alternate options including: electronic reserves, library-licensed materials, and open educational resources (OERs). For detailed information about how the University Libraries are working with faculty to provide access to textbooks and other course materials, please visit: https://copyright.psu.edu/access-to-textbooks-in-the-library-collection.
We will be allowing browsing of our popular book and DVD collections, however, you may also view our current holdings via LibraryThing and contact the library at 570-675-9212 or email@example.com to confirm availability:
• Board Games
You may always return library materials by using the return slot located on the outside wall of the library building (to the left of the entrance). Please do not return electronics using the book drop, as they can be damaged. Please contact us to make other arrangements at 570-675-9212 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our librarians are still available to provide assistance remotely! For research assistance, schedule a research consultation. For information literacy instruction services, please contact our Reference and Instruction Librarian, Cameron Nielsen, directly at email@example.com. General questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students may use the Nesbitt Library during its open hours for individual study or computer use during our open hours. Group study is prohibited in the library during the Fall 2020 semester, and all students, faculty, and staff must adhere to Penn State’s official masking and social distancing guidelines. No food or eating will be allowed in the library, although students may bring beverages to sip, preferably with a straw.
Much specialized software that normally had to be used on a university lab computer can be accessed using a remote connection at Penn State's WebLabs page.