Library Hours

SPRING HOLIDAY WEEKEND, 4/19/14 – 4/20/14

SATURDAY, 4/19/14: CLOSED
SUNDAY, 4/20/14: OPEN, 6 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Please note abbreviated hours!

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Saturday – Sunday: No Service

SPRING SEMESTER, 1/13/14 – 5/6/14

MONDAY – THURSDAY: 7 a.m. – 2 a.m.
FRIDAY: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
SATURDAY: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
SUNDAY: 1 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Exceptions will be posted

Library Access Policy

All Arcadia University faculty, staff and students are issued an Arcadia photo identification card which identifies them as member of our University community. This photo identification card may be obtained at the Office of Public Safety & Security. This office is located in the ground level area of Dilworth Hall next to Heinz Hall.

Access to the Library is restricted to University members with their Arcadia University identification card after 5pm daily.
Arcadia University constituents without a current AU identification card may be denied admission to the Library after 5PM. If their card has been lost or stolen, they will be expected to present themselves to the Public Safety Office to obtain their card before they return to the Library.

Alumni

Arcadia alumni will be granted access to the building until 9pm, and may obtain a Library card in order to borrow print books, with a valid driver’s license AND an alumni card, which can be obtained from the Alumni Office in Blankely Hall during office hours. Internet access is available using the 4 Macintosh computers available on the first floor of the Library. Database access, including the use of e-books, and printing is restricted to current students, faculty, and staff members with valid network accounts and passwords. Alumni also do not have access to Interlibrary loan.

General Visitors

Visitors will only be allowed access until 9pm. Visitors not affiliated with Arcadia Universisty requesting entrance to the Library will be granted access with a valid , official photo ID and will be required to sign the register book at the circulation desk. Visitors must present a valid driver’s license or other valid government issued ID with photo) at all times in order to gain access to the Library. Visitors will be required to leave the library after 9pm. No exceptions to this rule will be made.

Internet access is available by using the 4 Macintosh computers on the upper level of the Library. Database access, including the use of e-books, and printing is restricted to current students, faculty, and staff members with valid network accounts and passwords. Visitors have access to the use of print book and periodicals in the library but will not be able to check out books. Visitors do not have access to Interlibrary loan or other services provided to the campus community.

High School Student Visitors

Like other visitors, high school students will only be allowed access until 9pm.
Students/Children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
High School students must have a parent or guardian accompany them and present a letter of introduction from their school librarian with a specific research goal.

For high school students needing research (with letter from school librarian), appointments are encouraged and can be made, pending Librarian availability, during visitor hours during the week . Student must be accompanied by an adult. To make an appointment, call 215-572-2975 and ask to speak with one of the Faculty Librarians. Students may benefit, when appropriate, from faculty librarian assistance with research, but are not permitted to check out books.

Database access, including the use of e-books, and printing is restricted to current students, faculty, and staff members with valid network accounts and passwords. Visitors have access to the use of print book and periodicals in the library but will not be able to check out books. Visitors do not have access to Interlibrary loan or other services provided to the campus community.

Consortia (TCLC & SEPCHE)

Students from schools who are members of SEPCHE (the Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education) and TCLC (the Tri-State College Cooperative) will be granted access to the building until 9pm, and may borrow up to 4 print books using a valid driver’s license, a school ID. TCLC students will need to bring an additional form letter filled out and signed by a librarian from their school. This letter can be obtained from the TCLC website. Please note that renewals are not available for materials checked out.

Internet access is available by using the 4 Macintosh computers on the upper level of the Library. Database access, including the use of e-books, and printing is restricted to current students, faculty, and staff members with valid network accounts and passwords. Visitors do not have access to Interlibrary loan or other services provided to the campus community.