Aerial view of Bishop Library at LVC

LVC Students, Faculty, & Staff: We've Moved!

You can now Ask a Librarian, Book a Librarian, reserve a study room, renew items, search databases, explore research guides, and more from our new internal website.

About the Library

Bishop Library serves as the academic center of the College, providing access to physical, electronic, and digital collections, library services, and expertise, plus collaborative and quiet study spaces. Bishop Library fosters peer learning, social interaction, and academic inquiry. The Library’s physical collections total more than 192,000 items and are supplemented by 200 online databases and a discovery service to access eBooks and eAudio, full-text articles, images, streaming media, and more. Faculty, students, and staff can request additional resources from other libraries through our Interlibrary Loan service. Bishop Library features tech-enabled classrooms, conference, and study rooms as well as the Bishop Brews coffee shop.

Learn about the history of Bishop Library.

Summer 2022 Hours

Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to noon
Saturday/Sunday: Closed

Fall 2022 Hours

Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to midnight
Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: noon to midnight

Building Rules

Occupancy in certain areas such as study rooms remains limited.

Outside community members and alumni are not permitted to use Bishop Library.

All other campus-wide COVID policies apply.


Research appointments (Book-A-Librarian) available via Zoom.

Research questions can be answered using Ask A Librarian via text, email, or phone. This is monitored daily.

Curbside (outside the library) or Quick Pickup (inside the library) will be available. Hours by appointment only. Place holds on items by visiting the library online catalog. Questions?  Email Michelle Graby or Becky Chanas or call 717-867-6977.

Return items in the book drop located at the library’s main entrance.

Interlibrary Loan requests may be placed for physical and electronic ILL materials. Questions?  Email Stacie Allison at

For Faculty: Physical Reserve Items

Bishop Library WILL be having physical materials on reserve during spring 2022. Please provide the following information as soon as possible along with your reserve item(s): Instructors name, Course ID, Semester(s) for use, time period for checkout (2, 3, or 4 hours, 1 or 2 days, 1 week), and IN or OUT of library use. Contact Becky Chanas to coordinate.