Library

Landman Library

Library Main Desk
215-572-2975
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Landman Library is the large, white, modern building opposite Grey Towers Castle. The Library contains several private study rooms, a sprawling, light-filled study area on the second floor with a view of the campus and the Castle and two computer labs, as well as the largest open-access computer space on campus with over 60 stations and access to printing.
 
Open-Access Lab. Many students use the open-access lab to conduct research, catch up on the news, social media or email between classes and to print out assignments or research papers. We also offer print and non-print resources to support your academic research. In addition, our memberships in consortia of over 3,000 academic and public libraries across the United States give almost limitless access to many and varied resources to the student researcher.

Lower Level. The lower level of the Library houses the University Writing Center, Arcadia's student art gallery, a small vending room, and a large area with flexible seating for individual or collaborative work. Three classrooms and the University Archives complete the design of the lower level. The library employs five faculty librarians who are ready to assist you during any stage of the research process. Librarians are available for one-on-one sessions by appointment, as well as via Instant Messaging or email. The off-campus phone number for the Library is 215-572-2975. On campus, we can be reached using extension 2975.

Hours. Because our hours are adjusted based on the time of the semester, we recommend you call 215-572- 2975 for an updated recorded message. In addition, hours and other useful information can be obtained at http://search.arcadia.edu. You must use your student ID to access the Library in the evening and on weekends.  Please refer to the Library’s Access Policy for more information.

Circulation Procedures: Checking Out, Returning and Everything in Between
Books are checked out for a four-week period.  You must present your valid Arcadia University ID card when borrowing materials. Periodicals, microform, reference books and certain reserve materials must be used in the Library. The library’s online catalog is accessible on the campus network by logging into MyArcadia. Other library policies can be reviewed by visiting the Library’s home page. 

Overdue Library Materials. Any Library material that is overdue will be subject to fines. A schedule of fines is available at the circulation desk. When the Library is closed, books may be returned in the book depository to the left of the front doors. Note: If, by the end of any given semester, you have not returned borrowed materials or have not paid overdue fines, your grades or transcripts may be withheld by the
Registrar’s Office.

Reserves. Academic reserve materials are available at the Circulation Desk. Students should ask for the items they need by course number. These items are identified as “On Reserve” in the online catalog. 

Electronic Resources. Arcadia's Landman Library provides online access to 20,000 journals and over 100,000 e-books from the Library's website on MyArcadia. Journals can be found using the "Find a Journal" link on our homepage. E-books are included in the online catalog like any other book; the record will include a link to view the book online. You can always contact a Reference Librarian by phone, chat, e-mail or in person if you have questions or want instruction on how to find materials. Contact information is found on the Library's website. 

Interlibrary Loan: If We Don’t Have It, Someone Does! Materials that are not held in the Landman Library collection can be obtained through Interlibrary Loan. This process allows us to obtain books and periodical articles from other libraries. An ILL request form is available on our website. Items are usually received in three to five working days, at which time you will be notified via your Arcadia e-mail account to pick up the materials. Journal articles will be emailed to you. 

Librarians. Arcadia's faculty librarians are here to help students in any way possible. Please feel free to consult with us while in the Library, or arrange special appointments for assistance with your research process. You can reach us by phone at 215-572-2975 or by email at reference@arcadia.edu.

Digital Repository. Landman Library also sponsors ScholarWorks@Arcadia.  
ScholarWorks is the University’s institutional repository, which collects, preserves, and provides open access to scholarship produced by Arcadia students and faculty. Submission of undergraduate and graduate research papers and projects are welcome, and can be made using an online form found on the library's website. ScholarWorks can accept projects in many different formats, including visual works. ScholarWorks is a great place to archive and share your work. Your work will be preserved, it will gain exposure beyond the Arcadia Community, and it will be discoverable in Google Scholar and other online databases. A faculty member must sponsor all student papers or projects for inclusion, so please talk your instructor or advisor before submitting.