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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 computers loaded with Microsoft Office
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 connection capabilities.
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.
ID Card Policy
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 ID number.
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.
Students should be respectful and cooperative with the
library staff at all times.
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 is also one color printer. The charge for color prints is
$1.00 per page and requires the assistance of library staff
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.
Holiday and summer hours vary and will be posted on the
front door, library website and in the college bulletin.
There is also a message stating the current hours on the
circulation desk phone 717-299-7753.
Student Academic Support Center
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 not
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 appointment.
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.
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.
No tobacco products are allowed in the library at any time
or in any form.
The Academic Support Center looks forward to seeing
students in the labs and supporting them in their educational
No sports equipment is allowed in the library at any time.
This includes basketballs, cleats, skateboards, cue sticks,
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