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Food and Beverages

This information pertains to the libraries at University Park. For information on other campus libraries, visit your Campus Library website.



MacKinnon's Cafe in Pattee/Paterno Library

Need a cup of coffee, a bagel, or a bowl of soup? MacKinnon's Cafe is located inside the West Pattee entrance to the library.

Regular Hours:

  • Sunday — 11 am to 7 pm
  • Monday through Thursday — 7:30 am to 10 pm
  • Friday — 7:30 am to 5 pm
  • Saturday — closed 

During home football games, breaks, and holidays, these hours may change! Call 814-865-9380 to check.\

Holiday / Closedown Hours:

  • Friday, December 11, 2015 — 7:30am – 11pm
  • Saturday, December 12, 2015 — 11am – 11pm
  • Sunday, December 13, 2015 — 11am – 1am
  • Finals Week – Monday, December 14, 2015 through Wednesday, December 16, 2015 — 7:30am – 1am
  • Thursday, December 17, 2015 — 7:30am – 11pm
  • Friday, December 18, 2015 — 7:30am – 1pm
  • Saturday, December 19, 2015 through Sunday, January 10, 2016 — All operations will be closed
  • Monday, January 11, 2016 — Begin regular operating hours



Food & Beverage Areas in the Libraries


Food is not permitted in the University Libraries except in designated areas. Library patrons should dispose of all food containers and trash in the appropriate receptacles or recycling bins.


Beverages in securely covered containers are permitted in the University Libraries unless otherwise indicated by “No beverages in this area” signs. Library patrons should dispose of all beverage containers and contents in the appropriate receptacles or recycling bins. No uncovered beverage containers are permitted in the Libraries.

Please see the Code of Conduct for policies regarding food and beverages in the Libraries.


Vending Machines and Student Lounge

There are vending machines in these nearby buildings:


Food Services near Pattee-Paterno Library

While in Pattee-Paterno Library, visit MacKinnon's Cafe, located near the West entrance.

Food Services are also available nearby:

  • Berkey Creamery
  • Au Bon Pain at Otto’s Café in Kern (more information in Penn State News article, Penn State Partners with Au Bon Pain for three café locations)    NEW!!
  • Cafe Laura in Mateer
  • Sisu Coffee Bar in Waring Commons
  • Subway in Pegula (next to Shields) open daily 7 am to 9 pm    NEW!!
  • The Gallery Cafe in Zoller Breezeway
  • Union Street in the HUB

For more assistance, please visit any welcome desk. Welcome desks are located at the East entrance (Curtin Avenue), the Central entrance (from the Mall), the Knowledge Commons (first floor, west Pattee Library), and the West entrance (basement, West Pattee Library)


Penn State Food Services

Complete information about food services at Penn State, including campus restaurants.