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Access library resources from off-campus

To access the library resources from off-campus, go directly to the library website homepage.

Find a journal article if I have the citation for it

There are 3 ways to access full text journal articles through the library website:

  1. Look up the journal title on our Journal List and navigate to the volume and issue you need
  2. Access PubMed through the library website and use the GET IT! button  
  3. If the library does not have access to the full text of an article use Interlibrary Loan
Find a print book, ebook, DVD, or other item

Search the library catalog (The CAT) by title, author, or keyword to find thousands of items owned by Penn State University Libraries.

Request books and other materials for free from other Penn State library collections for your work, education or leisure needs and have them sent to the Harrell Health Sciences Library for you to check out using the “I Want It” request button in the library catalog (The CAT).

​You will receive an email when the materials arrive.

Get items from other PSU Libraries

Request books and other materials for free from other Penn State library collections for your work, education or leisure needs and have them sent to the Harrell Health Sciences Library for you to check out using the “I Want It” request button in the library catalog (The CAT)

Get items PSU libraries do not own 

If you are a student, faculty, or staff member at Penn State Hershey,

  • Visit the Interlibrary Loan webpage
  • Click the “log in” link at the top of the page and log in with your Penn State Access ID and two factor authentication
  • Complete a one-time-only contact form (for individuals who have never used this service)
  • Describe the item you need
  • Most of the time your request will be provided free of charge by one of our partner libraries. However, if the library providing the item charges us, then we must pass that charge on to you. If you do not wish to pay for the item, select “free only” in the account number field, and we will cancel the order if charges arise

You will receive an email message when your requested item arrives.

Penn State Access ID
Redesigned PSU WebAccess
Penn State Health Access ID (Previous ePass)
  • Previously called ePass ID
  • On and off campus access available 
  • Looks like: jsmith7 (First initial plus last name)
  • Authentication Page for off campus access for all faculty, staff, and students:
    In the first box, type :
    hersheymed\Your_PennStateHealth_AccessID (without @pennstatehealth.psu.edu)
    Description is circled in the picture.
  • Self Service Password Reset (on PSH Secure Network)
  • Locked out of your account (on and off campus): Call IT Service Desk at 717-531-6281.
  • Penn State Health Duo Enrollment


Additional Resources

Compass PSH Milton Hershey Medical Center related training
IT Home (Hershey) PSH IT Home on infonet for IT related topics
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Software @ PSU Purchase software licenses at reduced price including free MS office for students