Library Spaces & Technologies

The Harrell Health Sciences Library: Research and Learning Commons features a wealth of technologies and spaces to support new teaching skills; encourage experimentation, and serve as a catalyst for innovation. 


Library Spaces

All workstations are free to use to all Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Faculty, Staff, and students.

Monitor and table in Expeirmental Classroom

Experimental Classroom

The Experimental Classroom provides all Faculty and Staff with a cutting edge space which includes virtual reality, Zoom room capabilities, and active learning opportunities.

It's free to use on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students may use the classroom for small group study whenever the room is not reserved.

Monitor and table in Group study room

Group Study Rooms

The Group Study Rooms provide all students with a dedicated space to study and collaborate. There are 13 group study rooms in the library. C1620A to C1620J (9 rooms) are equipped with a PC.


One Button Studio

The One Button Studio (OBS) features a simplified video and audio recording setup that allows all faculty, staff, and students to create high-quality projects with the push of a button.

3D printers in Technology sandbox

Technology Sandbox

The Technology Innovation Sandbox provides all students, faculty, and staff with a dedicated space for discovery, experimentation, creation, and collaboration.

Photo of the quiet study lounge shows open desk on the left and cubicles on the right.

Quiet Study Lounge

The newly renovated quiet study lounge provides a quiet study space for students, staff, and faculty of the Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. It's free to use on a first-come, first-serve basis. There are lockers available for short term storage of materials in this space.

Available Software

Check the software available in the library at various locations.

Go to the Software page


Available Equipment

Equipment available in the library and can be checked out at the front desk.

Go to the Equipment page


The library provides individual workstations that are free to use. Within those individual workstations, there are:

  • PSH Login

    Available for users with Penn State Health ePass IDs


  • PSU Login

    Available for users without Penn State Access IDs


  • Clinical

    Dedicated as Clinical Workstations


Services & Support

The library supports various multimedia services and the 3D Printing service. Click below buttons to know more about the services.

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