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Closing and changes in hours

Change in hours:

  • Tuesday, December 17: James Street (Lancaster General Hospital)​ location open from 8:30am – 1:00pm

​​Greenfield Learning Commons will be accessible all day, but librarians will be unavailable after 2:00pm.

  • Wednesday, December 18: James Street (Lancaster General Hospital) open from 1:00pm – 5:00pm

​​Greenfield Learning Commons will be accessible all day, but librarians will be unavailable between 11:00am and 1:00pm.

  • Monday, December 23 – Wednesday, January 1: Closed

The Health Sciences Library and the Learning Commons will be closed for the holidays. If you request items during this time, there will be a delay in processing them. Urgent patient care requests will be processed immediately.

  • Thursday, January 2

The Learning Commons will reopen with normal hours.


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: 




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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