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Learning Commons and Library Services & Policies: About the Learning Commons and Library

This page includes the Health Sciences Library's general policies and services, as well as Services for Faculty, and Services for Students.

Contacting Us

Locations:

  • Greenfield at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences' Learning Commons

  • James Street at Lancaster General Hospital

Email: Library@PACollege.edu   

Telephone: 717-947-6022

Staff Availability

Greenfield (Learning Commons at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences):
Monday–Friday: 5:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday: 5:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Space only staffed Monday–Friday: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. with other hours available by appointment

 

James Street (Lancaster General Hospital):
Monday–Thursday: 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Friday–Sunday: CLOSED

 

Please check Library News​ for any changes to hours including during semester breaks

About the Library - Brief Overview

OVERVIEW

The Learning Commons and Health Sciences Library is a hub within the College and Hospital's learning community, providing access to current, authoritative resources that support scholarship and practice.  Access to all of the Library’s licensed online resources (electronic journals, eBooks, and databases) is available through the PCHS or LGH networks and remotely.

The Learning Commons is located at the College campus on Greenfield Road; the Health Sciences Library is located in the James Street Lobby, Lancaster General Hospital. 

OUR MISSION 

"Enabling success by facilitating the lifelong acquisition and application of knowledge and information literacy."

MEMBERSHIPS HELD BY THE LIBRARY

The library holds memberships in the Medical Library Association (MLA), the Central Pennsylvania Health Sciences Library Association (CPHSLA), Associated College Libraries of Central Pennsylvania (ACLCP), the Basic Health Sciences Library Network (BHSL),  and the Pennsylvania Library Asosociation. We are proud to be a full member of the NLM's National Network of Libraries of Medicine, which qualifies us to participate in the Docline interlibrary loan system, as well as in national and regional initiatives supported by the National Library of Medicine.

THE FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)[20 U.S.C. §1029(f) and 20 U.S.C. §1232(g) is the federal statute that protects the privacy of  student education records and prohibits the release of student information to third parties, including the student's parents, without the student’s consent. Examples of information that may not be made public include: grades, transcripts, social security numbers, gender, race, ethnicity.

“Directory information” is not protected under FERPA regulations and may be shared. Directory information may include the student’s name, address, telephone number and email address, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, dates of attendance, degree and awards received, most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the student, enrollment status and other information.

Information from the US Department of Education:

http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html
http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/reg/ferpa/index.html
http://ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/students.html

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