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Kelly Library @ Penn State Greater Allegheny


J. Clarence Kelly Library
4000 University Drive
McKeesport, PA 15132

Phone: 412-675-9110
Fax: 412-675-9113

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Kelly Library Collections & Facility

This page provides information about the Greater Allegheny (formerly McKeesport) campus library's collections and facility. Please contact us with specific questions, concerns, or suggestions.


Library Overview

What will you find at Kelly Library?
  • Over 40,000 books, scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, DVDs, and CDs
  • Leisure Reading collection of popular titles
  • Over 5.4 million items at all of the University Libraries, usually within 2-3 business days upon request
  • Access to over 560 online resources containing millions of documents, images, videos, etc.
  • Access to over 125,000 ebooks
  • Course-related materials reserved by instructors
  • User assistance from staff
  • In-depth research assistance and instruction from librarians
  • Spaces for quiet study or collaborative work
  • Desktop PCs with full university software suite
  • Collaborative workstation and two group-study pods
  • Two scanners (flatbed and feeder)
  • Limited number of laptop PCs available to borrow for up to a week
  • Media Commons equipment, including Flip and Sony Bloggie digital video camers
  • Penn State Wireless 2.0 Internet access
  • ITS printer service (black-and-white)
  • Photocopier ($0.10 per page)
  • Library access and services for Pennsylvania residents through the Friends of Penn State program

More About Collections & Facilities

The J. Clarence Kelly Library is designed to meet the information needs of our students, faculty, and staff. The facility houses a collection of over 40,000 items, including books, and audio and video materials. In addition, the library subscribes to a variety of periodicals, including local, regional, and national newspapers.

Many more scholarly journals, electronic books, newspapers and periodicals are available online through the University Libraries' website. Librarians are available to assist visitors with research questions in person or online using the Ask a Librarian service.

The University Libraries provide access to many research tools online, including the library's catalog (the CAT) and LionSearch. Additional access to periodical literature is available in print indexes and over 560 databases, many of which provide full-text access. All of these resources are available through the Kelly Library homepage.

The main floor of the library houses the Service & Circulation desk, along with reference works, Course Reserves materials, periodicals, newspapers, microforms, and part of the circulating collection (including the Leisure Reading collection and Teaching International display). PC workstations are available in both the group-study and quiet-study areas. A printer, photocopier, microfiche and microfilm reader/printers, audio and video cassette players, and DVD and CD players are also available on the main floor.

The lower level of the library houses the remainder of the circulating collection, a collaborative workstation and two group-study pods, and areas for quiet study, as well as the John H. Gruskin Learning Center.


Computing and Printing

18 individual workstations and one collaborative workstation, all with Internet access and a wide array of software, are available in Kelly Library. You must log in with your Penn State User ID and password to use these workstations.

Two Visitor Stations with limited Internet access and software are provided for non-Penn State users to access the library's website and catalog.

Files can be saved to a USB flash drive or your Penn State Access Account Storage Space (PASS). All workstations are networked to a black-and-white laser printer on the main floor of the library. Students are allotted 110 "sheets" (8.5" x 11", black-and-white pages) per semester, with larger pages and color printing counting as multiple sheets. See the Sheets and Pricing page for more details.

Wireless 2.0 internet access from your laptop or mobile device is also available in the library for all Penn State users. Please consult the Penn State Wireless website for more information and configuration instructions.

Two scanners are available for student, faculty, and staff use. One is a flatbed scanner, and the other is an automatic document feeder (ADF) scanner. Both are located on the main floor, and are connected to workstations with Adobe Acrobat and Photoshop digital imaging software.