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Closing and changes in hours

Thanksgiving change in hours:

Both the LGH Library and the PA College Learning Commons will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 28, and Friday, November 29.

Regular hours:

  • Greenfield: Monday-Friday 8:00AM - 5:00PM (staffed); Learning Commons at Greenfield is accessible any time the Cooper Building is accessible.
  • James Street (Lancaster General Hospital) location: Tuesday-Thursday 8:30AM-4:00PM
  • Please note that the library follows the delayed and closing schedule for Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences.

Questions and requests outside of these hours can be submitted using our library forms: 

Research party!

You are invited to a research party!

Working on a paper?  Looking for credible information for an assignment?  Have questions about APA? Want assistance with writing? 

English faculty and Library staff will be available to work with you and your classmates on things like research, citations, and writing.  No need to sign-up.  Just stop by with your assignment and join the festivities.

  • Monday, October 14 from 3:30-5:00pm in Learning Commons classroom 1050 (drop-in)
  • Thursday, October 17 from 11:00am-12:30pm in Learning Commons computer lab 1035 (drop-in)

 If you have any questions, please contact Amy Snyder, Education Librarian, at


Research party with technology and party supplies





Are you learning Spanish and want more practice? Have you studied Spanish and want to keep up on your conversational ability? Stop by Starbucks any time on Wednesdays between 12:30pm – 1:00pm y ¡charlas con nosotros! Bring your lunch and enjoy informal, fun conversation en español. This is open to all students, faculty, and staff. For more information, contact Rebecca Smith or Christina Steffy. Check the campus events calendar for beginning and ending dates each semester.



Common Book Program

This year's common book is Rebecca Skloot's The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks. For more information on the Common Book program at PA College, click here. This program supports PA Forward's basic literacy.



New books RSS feed

The Learning Commons now has an RSS feed to provide you with updates on new print books added to the library collection. This is updated monthly. Here is the link to the guide (please use a browser other than Google Chrome): 

PA Forward

The Learning Commons is a proud participant in the Pennsylvania Library Association's PA Forward initiative. 

This initiative focuses on the five literacies that libraries help develop in their patrons:

  • Basic literacy
  • Information literacy
  • Civic and social literacy
  • Health literacy
  • Financial literacy

Our Learning Commons is always working to promote these literacies. We are currently offering programs that support basic literacy and civic and social literacy. For more information, click here.




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