2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Student Services

Bookends Bookstore

The Bookends Bookstore offers a variety of merchandise and services. Students can purchase textbooks, supplies, Bibles, and trade titles. Bookends is the official location to purchase Charger apparel along with an assortment of gift items imprinted with the LBC | Capital logo.

To serve the campus, local churches, and the community, the bookstore is open year-round during the week. Extended hours are observed at the beginning of each semester and for special events.

Details on special orders and church group discounts can be obtained by calling 717.560.8242. Requests, questions, or comments may be emailed to bookstore@lbc.edu.

Textbooks may be ordered online each semester at lbcbookstore.com

Computer Resources

Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary & Graduate School computers are available at our Lancaster, PA and Greenbelt, MD sites, in both Teague Learning Commons 1 and 2, the classrooms and other public access areas for your use. These computers all include internet access, and a USB port for your convenience to copy files to and from your personal flash drive. As an added convenience, most of the Capital computers are connected to network printers.

The Information Systems team has completed wireless deployment in Lancaster and Greenbelt. To request wireless access, please contact the Help Desk at the Lancaster campus or stop by the reception areas at the Greenbelt site. There is no software or configuration required on your laptop to enjoy wireless access while on campus.

ID Cards

Capital Seminary & Graduate School student identification (ID) cards are required to access the Library and other site resources. ID cards are automatically issued and mailed directly to the student once the student has attended class for the first time.


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.

Academic Services

Ally Center The Ally Center is LBC | Capital’s hub for academic services, resources, and accessibility. The academic services include disability services and writing services, both of which are available to every Capital student at no additional cost. For information regarding resources, locations, and hours of operation, visit lbc.edu/ally.

Disability Services

Disability Services The Disability Services Office (DSO) provides reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities to ensure access to all programs, facilities, and activities of Capital Seminary & Graduate School based on Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), and their amendments. Accommodations are made on an individual, case-by-case basis, after an interactive process and submission of documentation to the Disability Services Coordinator. Incoming students with a disability are encouraged to submit documentation immediately upon acceptance into Capital so that accommodations can be determined before the start of the session in which they enroll. For more information, please call 717.569.7071, ext. 5383 or email DSO@lbc.edu.

Writing Services

Writing Services. Writing Services consist of one-on-one sessions with professional or peer personnel at any stage of the writing process for any seminary or graduate course. Sessions focus on development of argument and ideas, formatting and citations, and academic style, and students may schedule a session at any stage of the writing process for any written assignment. A variety of writing resources are also available at lbc.edu/ally. The Ally Center’s Writing Services does not provide asynchronous editing or proofreading.