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This guide houses library resources for students taking classes in Lancaster (former Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences).


Library users from the following groups, please use the links below to access library resources:

  • Students, faculty, and staff in Lancaster (former Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences)

  • Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health


This is a temporary page for library access. In late spring or summer 2024, look for more updates. If you have questions about the library, please contact a librarian using the information in the Contact & Support section below.

Getting Started

Getting Started

Check out our Library Orientation guide for an introduction to library resources and services, conducting research, topic development, and more. The library utilizes a tool called OpenAthens to authenticate users accessing resources off campus. LGH and PA College patrons see different screens when logging in, so check out our sign-in guide below to help you sign in to resources when prompted.

Search Multiple Databases

Search Multiple Databases

Use the library’s SUMMON Discover tool to search multiple databases at once, for articles, books and more.

More information and links

Please click on the tabs in this box for additional information.

Interlibrary Article or Book Request

If you are interested in a specific item, this page has instructions to help you determine whether our library has access to it. If our library does not have access to the item, you can fill out a form to request it.
Request an Expert Literature Search For an expert literature search, please fill out this form.
Purchase Recommendation Instead of filling out a form, please email: if there is an item you would like the library to consider purchasing or subscribing to.
Contact A Librarian

Instead of filling out a form, please email: to reach a librarian.

In that email, please as specific as you can when describing your need. If you are need assistance with a class, please share the class and what your assignment is. If you are requesting a meeting – either in person or virtual – please list some times that work for you and a librarian will get back to you to coordinate a time. Students, you can schedule an appointment through Starfish.

PA Forward is an initiative of the Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA). According to PaLA, “PA Forward is built upon the belief that libraries are uniquely positioned to help citizens improve their command of five types of literacy essential to greater success in all vital forms of life: as students as parents, as employees, as consumers, as citizens.” These literacies are:

  • basic
  • information
  • civic and social
  • health
  • financial.

The PA Forward Star Library program recognizes libraries that are committed to advancing the ideals of PA Forward by showing how current programs already advance the PA Forward literacies or developing programming to advance these literacies. Libraries can earn bronze, silver, and gold stars. Please visit our guide to learn about our PA Forward initiatives and our Star Library Status.

For general questions or assistance in locating materials, renewals or interlibrary loans, you can use the following information.

Health Sciences Library (Lancaster) contact information


Telephone: 717-947-6022


Contact information for individual staff members is listed below.

Name Title & Chief Responsibilities Contact
Scott Denlinger, MS AHIP Head of Library Services, Lancaster
Management and administration, copyright, interlibrary loan, resource selection and access, troubleshooting, database administration, and technical services.
Telephone: 717-947-6128
Amy Snyder, MSLS Liaison Librarian
Information literacy instruction and outreach, interlibrary loan, reference.
Telephone: 717-947-6215

Frequently Used Databases

Books, Databases & Journals

Subject Guides

Health Sciences Library - Seraph Learning Commons - Cooper Building - 850 Greenfield Road - Lancaster, PA 17601 - - (717 947-6022).PA Forward logo