Self-Service Pickup at Pattee/Paterno

The University Libraries offers self-service pickup for Penn State students, faculty, and staff, and PA residents registered with the library while our physical spaces remain closed/have limited access. Self-service lets you pickup your materials at your own convenience, so there’s no need to schedule a time. Note that this service is available only at Pattee/Paterno at University Park at this time.

How it Works

  • Find what you want in the University Libraries Catalog and place a hold on the item by selecting  “I want it." 
  • You’ll receive an email notification once your materials are ready for pickup.
  • Visit Pattee/Paterno to pickup your materials. Materials are available for pickup in the East Entrance (Curtin Road) lobby when the lobby is open. Lobby hours are:
    • Monday through Thursday, 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
      Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
      Sunday, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

  • Materials will be checked out for you and placed in a bag.
  • Bags are tagged with a label that lists the first four letters of your last name, the last four digits of your PSU ID+/library card number, and the pickup date.
  • Materials that haven’t been picked up after 10 days will be removed from your account.

Contact Information

Need assistance or have questions about this service? Feel free to contact us at We’re happy to assist you. Visit our Borrow and Renew services for more information.