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Library

Our Health Sciences Library has a wide variety of resources to support students, faculty, researchers and clinicians, both at PA College and LG Health/Penn Medicine.

Greenfield Road Campus

Academic Year

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Lancaster General Hospital (James Street Lobby)

Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The library is closed for major holidays and whenever the college is closed for emergencies or inclement weather. Library hours are also subject to change during session breaks.

Access Learning Commons

How do I access library resources?

Do I need to use my Citrix login to access library electronic resources?

No, our licensed electronic resources are available from any network using your OpenAthens account. If you do not have an OpenAthens account, you may create one using this form. OpenAthens account are only available to those who are affiliated with LG Health/Penn Medicine, or PA College.

What memberships does the library hold?

The library holds memberships in:

  • Central Pennsylvania Health Sciences Library Association (CPHSLA)
  • Associated College Libraries of Central Pennsylvania (ACLCP)
  • Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA)
  • Medical Library Association (MLA)
  • National Network of Libraries of Medicine

How do I access library eBooks?

Go to the library’s eBooks finder application. This tool allows you to browse by title and subject. The library’s Discover Tool allows you to specify eBooks in your search results.

Do I need to register to borrow materials from the library? If so, how?

You do need to create a new patron record to borrow books, renew books and place holds. Electronic resources require an OpenAthens account to access.

To register to borrow materials, fill out a new patron form at either library location, or request that one be sent to you via intercampus mail.

How do I obtain articles I'm interested in?

If the library has access to the full text of an item, you will see a link to a PDF version, a link to Full Text, or a LinkSource icons. For items to which the library does not have full text access, you will see a link to fill out a document delivery form, and the library will attempt to obtain the article from another source.

How do I find a journal article?

Choose a Database, then perform a keyword search. To get to the full text of the article look for the PDF, Full Text or Check LinkSource icons.

If you already have the citation of an article, go to Journals A-to-Z. Type in the title or part of the journal title with no abbreviations. If the journal is not on the list, submit an Article/Book Request form. We will attempt to borrow the article from another library. It may take 7 days for the article to be delivered.

Can the public use the library?

Our collections are for the use of LG Health/Penn Medicine employees and PA College students only. Individuals from ACLCP institutions may use some materials with prior permission.

Visit our Library and Learning Commons Services and Policies page for more information.

For general questions or assistance in locating materials, renewals or interlibrary loans, please contact:

Library@PACollege.edu

Phone: (717) 947-6022

Fax: (717) 947-6259

We gladly accommodate requests for individual research consultations, and in-class presentations. Please complete an online request form.

Contact A Librarian Form

You can also contact a Learning Commons staff member directly using the contact information below.

Contact & Support

General Assistance

NameDescriptionContact
Health Sciences Library
(to reach all staff)
For general questions, assistance in locating materials, renewals, interlibrary loans, library policies, etc.Email: Library@PACollege.edu   
Telephone: 717-947-6022
Fax: 717-947-6259

Learning Commons Staff

NameTitle & Chief ResponsibilitiesContact
Christina Steffy, MLISDirector, Learning Commons

Management and administration, information literacy support, outreach, access services, copyright, interlibrary loan
Email: cjsteffy@pacollege.edu
Telephone: 717-947-6142
Fax: 717-947-6259
Elizabeth AshleyLearner Support Specialist

Academic success resources and services including study skills, test taking strategies and tutoring.
Email: eashley2@pacollege.edu
Telephone: 717-947-6113
Fax: 717-947-6259
Scott Denlinger, MSLibrarian, Systems & Digital Collections

Resource access, troubleshooting, database administration, and technical services.
Email: sbdenlinger@PACollege.edu
Telephone: 717-947-6128
Fax: 717-947-6259
Cynthia McClellan, MLS, AHIPHead, Library Resources and Acquisitions
Collection and resource development.
Email: cm057@PACollege.edu
Telephone: 717-947-6170
Fax: 717-947-6259
Amy Snyder, MSLSEducation Librarian

Information literacy instruction and outreach, interlibrary loan, reference.
Email: ansnyder@pacollege.edu
Telephone: 717-947-6215
Fax: 717-947-6259

Technical Assistance

NameTitle & Chief ResponsibilitiesContact
PA College IT Service DeskFor PA College students and personnel.Telephone: 717-947-6007
Complete an IT Service Ticket
LGH’s IS Service Desk
(on StarNet)
For Penn Medicine/Lancaster General Health personnel. Assistance with, password resets, LGH systems and tools, and provides Microsoft application support.Telephone: 717-544-HELP (4357)
Complete an IS Service Desk Ticket (StarNet)