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Library Orientation: Help

New to PA College of Health Sciences or college research? Want to know what the library offers and how to use it? Check out this guide


If you have questions or would like more assistance, please don't hesitate to ask.

You can:

  • Stop by the PA College Learning Commons
  • Call us: 717-947-6022
  • Email us:
  • Make an appointment through Starfish (only available to PA College users)


We are happy to help!

Learner support

Tools to keep your organized The Learning Commons has resources to help you with study and testing skills along with help to balance your coursework and life.  Check out the modules and links on this page for more information.  For assistance with any academic support skills, you can schedule an appointment with our Learner Support Coordinator, a peer tutor, or an ESL tutor through Starfish.

Scheduling an appointment in Starfish

Starfish provides students with the opportunity to schedule appointments with different campus services and peer tutors.  This includes Academic Technology, Learner support, and Library appointments.

  • Finding Starfish: From MyPortal or Blackboard, click on Starfish and login with your PA College credentials.
  • Scheduling an appointment: Some campus resources might provide the opportunity to self-schedule appointments online.
    • Click on the menu option on the top left-hand side (the three lines).
    • From the drop-down menu, select My Success Network (Number 1 and blue circle below) to see the individuals and services in your success network.
    • If you see a schedule appointment option (Example marked with number 2 and green circle below), you can click that to self-schedule an appointment.
  • Peer tutoring: If you are interested in finding a peer tutor, click on Courses (Letter A and purple circle below).  If there is a peer tutor available for your course, you will see that information in the same box as the course.  Please note that faculty drop-in tutoring can be found at MyPortal -> Academic Success -> Learning Commons -> Academic Support Calendar


If you go to the menu on Starfish, you can choose either My Success Network or courses to see scheduling options.

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