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Closing and changes in hours


Monday, July 3: James Street Library Closed

Tuesday, July 4: Both library locations closed

Summer hours begin Monday, May 8

  • Greenfield: M-F 8:00AM - 5:00PM (staffed); Learning Commons at Greenfield is accessible any time the Cooper Building is accessible.
  • James Street (LGH) location: M-Th 8:30AM-4:00PM (no change to regular hours)

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

APA Style CENTRAL Trial  - PA College Students, Faculty, and Staff

The Learning Commons is currently offering a trial of APA Style CENTRAL, a tool to help students, faculty, staff, and researchers with all of their APA writing needs. The program features guides and tutorials that will help you with APA formatting as well as resources for academic publishing.

Are you interested in helping us evaluate this product to determine whether we should subscribe to it? Visit the following link to access our trial and sign in with your PA College computer username and password.

Once you have access, you may set up an individual account to try all of the resources available on the site (your account may be set up using your College username and password or any other email address and password you choose). 

Don’t forget to complete a survey after trialing APA Style Central.

Faculty and staff, please complete the following survey:

Students, please complete the following survey:

If you have any questions about the trial, please contact Elizabeth Ashley at or



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 some common hurdles you face when formatting an APA paper in Word. 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:

  • Look for more dates to be scheduled in the future.

Library updates

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. 

Login Access to library resources: In February 2017, the library will implement OpenAthens, a login-based method of accessing Health Sciences Library resources. This new login procedure will enable the library to offer LG Health / Penn Medicine employees greater access to its licensed resources, and will eliminate the need for a Citrix account to access resources from outside of the LGH/PM network. Detailed account creation and login instructions will be posted here as they are created:


Searching from the library's homepage:  In January 2017, the library changed the search box on its webpage.  This search box will continue to search various library databases at the same time, but will change to a product from TDNet with different search features.  As more information and tutorials become available, they will be posted here:  You can also view the video seen below.

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.