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Paul J. Gutman Library

Paul J. Gutman Library


For more detail see: Information for New Students


The Library provides access to many online and print resources, as well as study space and computers, printers, and scanners for your use throughout the building.


Contact information:

Phone: (215) 951-2840

Email:  reference@philau.edu


Look for “Chat with a Librarian” on the library homepage


Come to the Library’s Reference or Circulation Desk for help



Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM – 2:00 AM.  Friday, 8:00 AM – 7:30 PM Saturday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.  Sunday, noon – 2:00 AM

See http://www.philau.edu/library/libhours.html for holiday, exam, and summer hours information.


Remote Access:

For off campus access to the library’s subscription databases and journals, just select a link from the library’s site and login with your university username and password.

See: http://www.philau.edu/library/Help/RemoteAccess.html


Quiet Floors and Zone

The upper and lower levels of the library are designated quiet floors

For the most quiet, use a study room or the quiet zone located on the upper level - at the far end of that floor, closest to Downs Auditorium (look for "Quiet Zone" signs)*


*We request that those using this area refrain from making noise with music, talking or cell phones. If quiet is not being observed in any of these areas, feel free to ask for help at the Reference Desk on the main level.



(a)          Group and Individual Study Rooms

The Library has rooms for quiet study and group discussion


Seven group study rooms (most accommodate two to six people) Equipped with table, chairs, whiteboard and power outlets

Request a key at the Circulation desk. Available on a first-come, first-served basis Current ID card is required

Rooms may be used for up to four hours or longer if no one else is waiting for a room

Over 80 computers, both Macs and PC’s

All computers have Microsoft Office suite and software found in Search Hall computer labs

Wireless laptops can also be borrowed from Circulation Desk



(b)        Photocopies, Computer Printing, and Scanners

Black & white copiers

Located in the copy room on the main floor of the library

Cost: Using a PhilaU ID card (debit), 8 1/2"x11" B&W copies cost $.10 per sheet;

$.15 if cash is used. 11"x17" B&W copies are $.20 (debit) or $.30 (bill or coin)


Color copier

In the main copy room near Circulation Desk on the main level Paper Sizes: It offers 8 1/2 x 11" paper and 11"x 17" paper. Cost: Price per copy is $.50 (debit or cash)

  • Also allows free scanning of documents


Computer Printing (from Public Workstations and Laptops)

There are printers on the main, upper and lower levels that allow printing on standard 8 ½” x 11” or  11" x 17" paper. On the main floor, select the main floor 11x17 printer. The Color printer is on the lower level.

Printing Limit: Print up to 500 B&W pages for free each semester.

Cost: Free until you print more than 500 B&W pages. Printing in color requires funds on your campus card; Color prints cost $.99/page.

Rooms 214 and 101 equipped with plasma screens for projection from your laptop.