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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.

For the most up-to-date information see the Bishop Library COVID-19 guide.

Fall Break Hours

  • Friday, October 8th: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 9th–CLOSED
  • Sunday, October 10th-CLOSED
  • Monday, October 11th: 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 12th: 7:30 a.m.-midnight

Library Hours—Fall 2021

  • Sunday: Noon-midnight
  • Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–midnight
  • Friday 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Building Rules

  • Masks are required throughout the building (even in study rooms).
  • Food and beverage can be consumed in the Bishop Brews coffee shop, the booth area outside, and in study rooms.
  • Please replace your masks after eating or drinking and wipe down these areas afterward.
  • Seating and services have been reconfigured and relocated to promote three feet physical distancing.
  • Occupancy in certain areas such as study rooms and the coffee shop will be limited.
  • Outside community members 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.
  • Be aware that many libraries are not lending physical materials or have limited hours and these issues cause delays.

Questions? Email Becky Chanas at

For Faculty: Physical Reserve Items
Bishop Library WILL be having physical materials on reserve during fall 2021. 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.