Answered By: Tom Reinsfelder
Last Updated: Nov 29, 2018     Views: 36

PA residents with a Schlow/Centre County library card may use that card to register and borrow materials at any Penn State University library. Similarly, PA residents who are not current PSU students, faculty or staff, but who have a Penn State Library card* may register and use that card to borrow materials at Schlow Library.

*Penn State University Library card must have been issued after September 1, 2018 and have a barcode. Older borrower cards without a barcode are not eligible for the card sharing program. Please bring your older card to the Commons Services desk at Pattee Library if would like to replace it with a new card. Current PSU student, faculty and staff IDs cannot be used to borrow from Schlow library.

Who’s eligible for the card sharing program?

Any PA resident who is not currently enrolled with or employed by Penn State University.

What does the program allow me to do?

The card sharing program allows you to use one card, either your Penn State Library or Schlow/Centre County regional library card, as your primary borrower card at both libraries.

Does this mean I’ll have just one library account for both libraries?

No, the accounts and borrowing privileges remain separate (although the account/card number will be the same), and you’ll still have separate logins to place holds or renew books online for materials borrowed from each library.

I already have two cards, can I still participate in card sharing?

Yes, we can update your PSU library account number to match your Schlow library card number, or we can issue you a new PSU library card that can also be used at Schlow. Ask at either library’s service desk for more information.

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