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Closing and changes in hours


Thursday, November 23 - Sunday, November 26 : Both locations will be closed.

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 (LGH) location: Monday-Thursday 8:30AM-4:00PM

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

Please note that the library follows the delayed and closing schedule for Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences.

Database/Resource Trials

No trials are happening at this time. 

Workshop: APA formatting in Microsoft Word

Are you losing points on assignments because of formatting issues in Word? Stop by the library’s workshop to review common parts of an APA paper and how to correctly use templates to set up your paper. This workshop will review how to set up your paper; if you have a paper you are formatting, bring it with to work on. The workshop will be held in the Learning Commons Computer Lab 1035 on the following dates:

  • Friday, September 8, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Wednesday, October 18, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Tuesday, November 14, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Sign up for one of these sessions using the following link:

Can’t make it to one of the sessions? Check out our guide for APA session information:

Copyright Refresher Information for Faculty

Faculty members, do you need to brush up on some basic copyright information? Then this is a session for you to attend. In this session, attendees will assess their understanding of copyright as well as review copyright laws, fair use laws, the TEACH Act, and Creative Commons licenses. They will also learn copyright pitfalls to be aware of when sharing their research and scholarship online. Finally, attendees will learn about the College’s copyright policy and open education resources (OERs). 

The session is offered at two times; both are in the Learning Commons 1050:

  • Monday, November 13, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Wednesday, November 15, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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 Learning Commons 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 30, 2017 from 11:00am-1:00pm (drop-in) in Learning Commons classroom 1050
  • Wednesday, November 8, 2017 from Noon-2:00pm (drop-in) in Learning Commons classroom 1050


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


Research party with technology and party supplies

Library updates

National Library of Medicine Resources Guide

You're probably familiar with PubMed, but did you know the National Library of Medicine provides other resources, too? The Library’s new guide provides information on those resources and links to access them. The guide also provides a file with screen shots that shows you how to set up PubMed to filter your searches based on what the library provides access to; this will save you the extra time of having to search the library databases and do an additional search to see if we have access to an item you want.

Access the guide here:

If you have any questions about these resources, please contact the Learning Commons/Health Sciences Library. 


New email format for article requests - not spam! 

The Learning Commons is using a new system to obtain articles for you via interlibrary loan. Previously when you requested an article, you received an email from the library email address with a PDF attachment. You will now, in most cases, receive an email from the library email address that contains a link and a password. This is not spam. Please use the link and password provided to access your article online and then save your article.

Sending articles this way allows us to avoid the trouble of emails getting blocked by your accounts because they contain an attachment and also saves the trouble of not being able to send an email with too large of an attachment.

There may be times when we still need to send you an article via an attachment, though.

If you ever have any question about the validity of an email that come from the library email address (, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us and verify the email’s validity. 

Two locations starting in August 2016

July 11, 2016

The library will be moving its offices and part of the collection to the new Greenfield Road campus of the PA College of Health Sciences; these changes are expected to occur around the week of July 25, 2016. We will maintain a location here at LGH (with modified hours) and will continue to provide the same services to you virtually (phone, email), in person during library hours, and outside of library hours by appointment.


Modified hours will go into effect on Monday, August 1, and will be as follows:

  • Monday – Thursday, 8:30am – 4:00pm
  • Closed Fridays, evenings, and weekends
  • Librarians are able to be reached at Greenfield Monday – Friday by phone


Please note the following important information about service and article requests:

  • Faxing (receipt and delivery): We can no longer accommodate the receipt of, or respond to requests for articles, books, or literature searches by fax.
  • All requests must be completed through the correct forms on our library forms page ( Documents and literature search results will be emailed.
  • Electronic resources (journals, databases, and books) will remain available via LGH network computers as well as through devices that are connected to LGH Wi-Fi.


Our new library phone number (for both the LGH and Greenfield libraries) will change to
717-947-6022, and will replace our current number. Our email will not change:


Please contact us if you have any questions.




The Health Sciences Library Staff

New Books!

Click HERE to view all new titles added to the Library's collection in the past 90 days.

Health Sciences Library - Seraph Learning Commons - Stoudt Building - 850 Greenfield Road - Lancaster, PA 17603 - - (717 947-6022).