2016-17 Course Catalog - 22
Learning Resources Center
The Kenneth W. Schuler Learning Resources Center (LRC) is open
to all members of the College community. Its purpose is to provide
the information, resources, and services necessary to support the
educational mission of the College. The library provides access to
traditional resources in the LRC facility during posted operating
hours and offers access to a variety of electronic formats 24
hours a day, seven days a week through the library's home page,
There are two black and white printers in the computer lab for
student use. There is currently no charge for black and white
printing. The rules and regulations for black and white printing
are the following:
No more than one copy of any document can be printed.
No documents longer than 20 pages may be printed without the
permission of the library staff on duty.
There are computers loaded with Microsoft Office applications
and specialized technical software available for student use in
the library. Each student is provided with a personal computer
account and has access to the internet, e-mail, and library resources
from any computer or computer hookup on campus. Additionally
there are group study rooms with AV equipment and internet
connections for students to use. The library also offers wireless
There is also one color printer. The charge for color prints is $1.00
per page and requires the assistance of library staff to print.
In addition to the library, the facility includes a seminar room, and
two tutoring labs-math and English-as well as the computer
information classroom/lab, and faculty and staff offices. All are
housed in a modern 36,000-square foot facility located in the
center of campus.
Holiday and summer hours vary and will be posted on the front
door, library website and in the college bulletin.
ID Card Policy
Student Academic Support Center
The materials in the LRC are available for the use of Thaddeus
Stevens College students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The collection
is open to any member of the College community holding a valid
College photo ID card. This ID card must be presented at the
circulation desk for all library transactions.
To protect our patrons, the library cannot accept College IDs that
are broken, taped or do not clearly show the name, picture, and
Library Behavior Policies
To maintain an atmosphere conducive to study and other
academic pursuits, the noise level in all areas of the library must
be kept to a minimum. Conversations should be kept at a low
level. Headphones are required when listening to music or sound
files; this includes not only the library computers but personal
computers, media devices, etc. No one else should be able to hear
the music or sound files to which a student is listening.
While in the library, cell phones should be turned off or ringers
turned to mute or vibrate only. Students should go outside to
answer or make a call.
No tobacco products are allowed in the library at any time or in
No sports equipment is allowed in the library at any time. This
includes basketballs, cleats, skateboards, cue sticks, etc.
Students should be respectful and cooperative with the library
staff at all times.
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LRC (Library) Hours of Operation Academic Year
7:00 am to 10:00 pm, Mon.-Thurs.
7:00 am to 5:00 pm on Friday
2:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Sunday
The LRC is closed on Saturdays.
There is also a message stating the current hours on the circulation
desk phone 717-299-7753.
Thaddeus Stevens College offers free tutoring services for ALL
courses to ALL students who need and request tutoring. The
tutoring labs are located in the Student Academic Support Center,
which is an attached wing of the Learning Resources Center
(library). Tutoring is provided by professional tutors and peer
tutors. English and math labs are open Monday through Thursday
from 8 am to 8 pm, Friday from 8 am to 2 pm, and Saturday from
10 am to 2 pm. All students are welcome, and appointments are
Students requesting a one-on-one tutor may have their requests
addressed by speaking with their instructor, advisor, or counselor.
Any student requesting a one-on-one tutor must complete and
submit an online Student Request for Individualized Tutoring
form. Additional hours beyond those listed above are available by
Students who are having difficulties are encouraged to seek
assistance early. Academic success is afforded to those who
recognize their academic struggles and seek help to address them
early as well as throughout the semester.
The Academic Support Center looks forward to seeing students
in the labs and supporting them in their educational endeavors.
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology offers on-campus living
arrangements in residence halls for approximately 400 students.
Students who plan to live in one of the residence halls should bring
their own pillows, blankets, linens, bedspreads, mattress pad, fan,
and towels. Radios, televisions, and stereo systems are permitted
provided they are used in consideration of roommates and other
residents of the floor.