[Photo Story] Starbucks Opens In Library, Offers Caffeine To All

Students clocking long hours at the library will now have a familiar brand providing its caffeine fix (or a quick bite to eat) this fall.

The ongoing renovations included the opening of a Starbucks on the first floor of the Paterno side this semester. It replaces MacKinnon’s Cafe, which operated in the basement on the Pattee side.

The library’s Starbucks is the third to pop up on campus and the sixth within walking distance. We guess that says something about the demand for the hot sludge made from beans that people like to drink after waking up from their nightmares in a college town.

There is a wide variety of food available, including sandwiches and salads, in addition to the usual coffees and teas. Director of Campus Retail Dining David Gingher said in a release earlier this year that the food options are more like what you’d find in a Starbucks in a city rather than the other local stores.
The new location features a low-seated bar area with enough space to spread out to work on assignments and meet with dreaded project groups.
You don’t have to worry about being quiet in this part of the library. The open seating area encourages friends and groups to meet over coffee.
The waiting area might be empty now, but just wait until the lines begin forming during midterms.
Who knew a trip to the library could end up being so expensive?
Just some young curmudgeons waiting to get their sludge on

Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

About the Author

Anthony Colucci

Anthony Colucci was once Onward State’s managing editor and preferred walk-on honors student who majored in psychology and public relations. Despite being from the make-believe land of Central Jersey, he was never a Rutgers fan. If you ever want to know how good Saquon Barkley's ball security is, ask Anthony what happened when he tried to force a fumble at the Mifflin Streak. If you want to hear the story or are bored and want to share prequel memes, follow @_anthonycolucci on Twitter or email him at [email protected]. All other requests and complaints should be directed to Onward State media contact emeritus Steve Connelly.

News & Notes From James Franklin’s Lift For Life Media Availability

From discussing the White Out to the wide receiver corps, here’s what we learned from Franklin’s latest press conference.

Penn State Names Corey Phelps Dean Of Smeal College Of Business

Phelps came from leading Oklahoma’s Michael F. Price College of Business.

Report: Penn State Hoops To Host Penn On December 29

The matchup is one of several reported or announced games for the Nittany Lions in the 2024-25 season.

Other posts by Anthony

An Open Letter To My Sedated Self: Anthony Colucci’s Senior Column

“No challenge you encounter in college will come close to the obstacles you overcame to get there. However, that drive to do things your own way and disregard for what’s seen as ‘normal’ or ‘expected’ will carry on.”

4 Lessons I Learned From Cael Sanderson After Covering Him For 4 Years

Play Penn State-Themed Family Feud