COVID-19 Alert

See phased return-to-campus and COVID-19 information.


Find LVC-owned books, ebooks, movies, music, and more.

Newspaper, Periodical, & Reference Databases

To find articles, search the library’s online databases, which cover a variety of subject areas. Many databases provide full-text access to articles, as well as images, documents, and other information. Select from this menu to see databases listed by subject.

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To find resources to help you with research, search the library’s collection of online research guides, or LibGuides. LibGuides are multimedia guides created by LVC librarians to provide research assistance, library instruction, subject or class specific information. Type in your search keyword(s) or browse a list of research guides by topic or subject area.

Easily discover all types of Bishop Library resources with Primo. Search for books, e-books, movies, music, articles, full-text journals, open access content, and content from many of LVC’s databases.

Summer 2020 Information

Bishop Library remains closed for in-person access. Curbside pickup is now available at Bishop Library for LVC faculty, staff, and students.

Hours:  Tuesdays & Thursdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Please place holds on items you'd like by visiting the library online catalog. Questions? Email or

Please drive up to the library's back door and let us know you've arrived by calling 717-867-6977. A staff member will come out and deliver your items to you.

For safety reasons, you MUST wear a mask or face covering when staff is at your vehicle. We will be wearing ours to protect you! Any returned materials will be quarantined for three days before check-in. No late fees will be charged during that time.

Returns: We ask that you return your items in our book drop located at the library's main entrance.

Please see all of our remote services outlined on the Bishop Library COVID-19 guide.


Fall 2020 Information

Access to the library for the Fall 2020 semester is limited to active LVC faculty, staff, and students. Masks are required, and all campus-wide policies apply. Seating and some services have been reconfigured and relocated to promote physical distancing. Library directional signage will assist with traffic flow. Occupancy will be limited in certain areas such as study rooms and Bishop Brews. Increased sanitizing and cleaning protocols are in place.

Fall 2020 Hours

Aug. 17–23: Mon.–Fri., 7:30 a.m.–8 p.m; Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sun. noon–8 p.m. 

Starting Aug. 24: Sun., noon–10 p.m.; Mon.–Wed., 7:30 a.m.–10 p.m., Thurs. 7:30 a.m.–9 p.m.; Fri., 7:30 a.m.–7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.



View additional information about research appointments, interlibrary loan, and other services here.