2020-2021 Accelerated Undergraduate Catalog


The Charles and Gloria Jones Library is located in the Teague Learning Commons. There students can enjoy the natural light pouring through large windows, comfortable furniture, quiet spaces, small group study areas, and the aroma of freshly brewed coffee from Bennee's Bistro. . In addition to the main campus, separate library collections are available to Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary & Graduate School students at our various locations.

The Library holds 200,000 items, and over 300,000 electronic books. It also offers full text access to over 90,000 periodical titles. Online access to all databases and catalogs is available from the library home page. From the library home page students may also check their personal account, renew books, check library hours and policies, seek research assistance, and contact staff for questions. Four professional librarians and three library assistants serve on the staff. The library is open 106 hours per week during the academic year.

Study rooms are located on Level 3 and Level 5 of the Teague Learning Commons. Level 4 is designated as a quiet study area and is available for student use whenever it is not scheduled for an event. Open study areas are located on every level of the Teague Learning Commons.

Twenty-four computers are available for student use only in Level 1 of the Teague Learning Commons. Students can log into the computers using their LBC user name and password. Two computers are located in the entry area and are reserved for reference and OPAC use only. Wireless access is available to students, faculty and guests. For access, please inquire at the Circulation and Information Desk.

Library Resources

The Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary & Graduate School Library serves as the information resource center for the entire campus. The Library contains over 184,000 items. We subscribe to over 15,000 periodicals in paper, microfiche, and electronic formats and have access to 7,700 electronic books and 66 databases.

The Library has converted nearly all of its periodical indexes to electronic format including all of the major indexes in theology, psychology, and education. Indexes are available across the full spectrum of subjects. The indexes and databases are available for access from off-campus. The Library catalog is available over the Internet for searching and accessing personal circulation records.

We encourage use of personal bibliographic software. We provide a licensed copy of the Endnote program to students along with training and support. We strive to be at the forefront of providing access to information technologies via the Internet.

The Library borrows from other libraries through InterLibrary Loan (ILL). We enhance this through cooperative agreements with regional colleges, universities, and seminaries, as well as public libraries. Full access and borrowing privileges are provided through member libraries of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Theological Library Association (SEPTLA) and the PALINET borrowing program. Individual arrangements, including minimal administrative responsibilities and/or borrower's fees, exist with the libraries of Franklin & Marshall College, Lebanon Valley College, and Millersville University.

Information concerning these privileges and accompanying responsibilities along with interlibrary loan procedures are available at the library.