The University Libraries are expanding hours and services to help students with end of the semester research and finals study needs.
All of Pattee and Paterno Libraries will open at 10 a.m., Sunday, April 26, for continuous 24-hour service until closing at 7 p.m., on Friday, May 8. Pattee and Paterno will open at 8 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. on Saturday, 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. Monitors at the entrance to the building display real-time computer availability.
From Sunday, May 3, through Wednesday, May 6, free coffee and snacks will be available from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., in Mann Assembly Room, 103 Paterno Library, as part of DeStress Fest in the Libraries. Games and relaxation activities are also planned.
For late-night hunger, MacKinnon’s Café, on the ground floor of west Pattee Library, will be open to 1 a.m., from Sunday, May 3, to Thursday, May 7. 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 library hours for details. Call ahead of your visit to confirm and to obtain hours for branch libraries at 814-865-3063.
The late-night CATA bus Loop Service (on campus only) will operate until 2:30 a.m., from Thursday, April 23 through Saturday, May 9. This service will operate approximately every 20 minutes, with the last trip leaving from the Pattee Library Transit Center Eastbound stop on Curtin Road at approximately 2:21 a.m. on the Blue Loop, and from the Pattee Library Transit Center Westbound stop on Curtin Road at approximately 2:15 a.m. on the White Loop. 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).