Contact Us


Telephone:

  • Circulation Desk (717) 361-1222
  • Reference Desk (717) 361-1461
  • Interlibrary Loan (717) 361-1451
  • Director's Office (717) 361-1451
  • Fax (717) 361-1167

Library Staff

Email: ask@etown.libanswers.com

Send your question by e-mail or make an appointment for one-on-one assistance.  Find a librarian.

Text: Send your question to 717-759-9178.


High Library Hours

 

Library & Circulation Policies


In order to provide a comfortable and accommodating study space for our community means, the consumption of food and drink are permitted within the High Library library.

To maintain the cleanliness of our spaces and the preservation of our collections and materials, users are expected to abide by the following guidelines:

  • All trash must be disposed of properly in wastebaskets and recycling bins.
  • Any food waste must be disposed of outside the library. This will help keep the library free of insects, rodents, and other unwanted pests.
  • Spills must be cleaned up promptly. If additional assistance is needed, contact the library staff.
  • Unattended food or beverages may be disposed of by library staff.
  • Remember that others are working around you; avoid bringing strong-smelling foods into the library.
  • Food may not be consumed while using library-owned technology, such as laptops, desktops, iPads, et cetera.
  • Food and beverages are not permitted in the McCormick Lab or in the Archives.

We appreciate your compliance with these guidelines. If you have any questions, please contact a member of the library staff.

The High Library has designated 5 group study rooms located on the 3rd floor.

  • These rooms can be reserved for up to 3 hours at a time.
  • Reservations can be made up to 3 weeks in advance.
  • There is a 15-minute grace period on reservations. If a group has not arrived within 15 minutes of the reservation start time, the reservation is considered cancelled and the room may be occupied by another group.
  • Rooms may be reserved using the online booking software only. Do not leave personal items in the room in an attempt to hold the space.
  • The library is not responsible for any personal items left unattended.
  • If a room is not reserved, groups are welcome to use it on a drop-in basis.
  • Groups are asked to vacate the room promptly at the end of their reservation.

Priority for these rooms is given to student groups of two or more. There are additional study rooms in the library available on a first come, first served basis. Additionally, the library’s first floor is a “quiet floor,” providing a quiet study space for those not working on group projects.

Reserve a Study Room
Interlibrary Loan, also known as "ILL," is a service that obtains materials from other libraries statewide, nationally, and internationally. It relies on the cooperative efforts and good will of thousands of libraries.

Who can borrow?
  •  Elizabethtown College faculty and staff
  •  Currently registered E-town students
What can I borrow?
  • Books not owned by High Library.
  • Books that are owned by High Library but are missing, at the bindery, or checked out.
  • Periodical articles that are not available in print, microfilm, or electronically at High Library.
  • Sound recordings, scores, videos, DVDs, and books on tape/CD.
Placing Requests
  • Log into ILLiad to place a request
  • Look for links in the library databases to request items via ILL.
  • Questions? Contact a librarian: ask@etown.libanswers.com.
Microfilm/fiche Copy Requests
Students, faculty and staff of Elizabethtown College can request copies of periodical articles that are available in the library on microfilm or microfiche.

Request copies by logging in to ILLiad, clicking on Request an Article, and filling out the request form.   

Requesters will receive an email notifying them when articles are available on ILLiad for download.

The High Library makes available a variety of technologies to the Elizabethtown College community.

  • These technologies may only be checked out to active Elizabethtown College students, staff and faculty with a valid College ID.
  • Borrowed technologies must not be left unattended.
  • Food and drink are not permitted near borrowed technologies.
  • All borrowed technologies must be returned directly to the Circulation desk.

Circulation Policies:

  • Laptops circulate for 3 hours. A power cord will be checked out with the computer.
  • Overdue laptops and power cords each accrue fines of $2.50/hour.
  • Laptops must be used within the library only, and must be returned 15 minutes prior to library closing.
  • iPads and Swivls circulate for 3 days and may leave the library during the checkout period.
  • Overdue iPads and Swivls will accrue fines of $10.00 per day.

ACLCP

The High Library is a member of the Associated College Libraries of Central Pennsylvania (ACLCP) library consortium. Any faculty, student or staff from one of these associated colleges may request a free High Library card for the length of the current semester in which they are actively enrolled. They must present a valid ID card for the ACLCP College in which they are enrolled to obtain a library card.

ACLCP patrons may borrow up to 8 items at a time. Books from our general and juvenile collections, CDs, records, and musical scores can be borrowed for up to 60 days. DVDs can be borrowed for up to 2 weeks. These items may not be renewed.

The ACLCP borrowing card does not include access to library databases or other online resources, use of interlibrary loan service, or borrowing privileges for the library’s bestseller or reserves collections.

Seminary Students

Students enrolled in graduate level courses at the Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center may request a free High Library card for the length of the current semester. Seminary students must present a valid ID to obtain a library card.

Seminary Students may borrow up to 8 items at a time. Books from our general and juvenile collections, CDs, records, and musical scores can be borrowed for up to 60 days. DVDs can be borrowed for up to 2 weeks. These items may not be renewed.

The Seminary borrowing card does not include access to library databases or other online resources, use of interlibrary loan service, or borrowing privileges for the library’s bestseller or reserves collection.

Friends of the Library

Elizabethtown community members may become Friends of the Library. For a charge of $20, you may purchase a 12-month library card. You must show a valid photo ID to obtain a library card.

Friends of the Library may borrow up to 8 items at a time. Books from our general and juvenile collections, CDs, records, and musical scores can be borrowed for up to 60 days. DVDs can be borrowed for up to 2 weeks. These items may not be renewed.

Friends of the Library do not have access to library databases or other online resources, use of the interlibrary loan service, or borrowing privileges for the library’s bestseller or reserves collection.

Computer Use

The High Library offers guest log-ins for in-library access to our databases and other online resources.

  • To obtain a log-in, guests must present a valid photo ID.
  • Assigned log-ins are good for 30-days, and can be used on designated computer terminals only.
Guests are limited to 1-hour of computer use daily.
 Item Students Staff Faculty
Books - General Collection 60 days 60 days Indefinite
Books - Bestseller Collection* 60 days 60 days 60 days
DVDs 2 weeks 2 weeks 2 weeks
Reserves Varies by Item Varies by Item Varies by Item
Laptops & Power Cords 3 hours in library use only --------- ---------
iPads & Swivl 3 days --------- ---------
Journals In library use only In library use only In library use only
Reference Collection In library use only In library use only In library use only
Need something longer?  Most items can be renewed up to 5 times online - renew items.

It is the library user’s responsibility to keep track of all due dates/times of borrowed materials. Any items returned after the due date or time may be subject to overdue fines. Please see our Overdue Fine Policy for further details.

*Please note that items from the Bestseller Collection may not be renewed.

The High Library is pleased to offer lockers for the convenience of our users. Lockers are available on a first-come, first-served basis for the students, faculty, and staff of Elizabethtown College.

By using a locker, you agree to the following:

  • The library is not responsible for loss, theft, or damage of items stored in lockers.
  • Only library materials that have been checked out to the user may be stored in lockers.
  • Food and beverage may not be stored in lockers.
  • The library staff reserves the right to review the contents of lockers at any time.
  • All lockers must be emptied at the end of the semester.
  • Any items left in lockers beyond the end of the semester will be turned over to the campus lost and found.
Item/Collection Overdue Fines Grace Period
Course Reserves
$1.00/hour 15 minutes
Laptops & Power Cords $2.50/hour 15 minutes
iPads & Swivl 10.00/day ---------

Please note:

  • Items returned during the grace period will not accrue overdue fines. Once the grace period has expired, overdue fines will be charged from the original due date or due time.
  • Hourly fines apply to any portion of an hour that the item is overdue, beyond the initial grace period. For example, if a reserve item due at 12:01 is returned at 12:18, the item will be considered an hour overdue and fined accordingly.
  • Items that are eligible for renewal will still accrue fines if they are renewed past the due date/time & grace period.

In accordance with Elizabethtown College policy, only registered service animals are permitted in the library.

For more information on the definition of service animals, please see the college's Service and Emotional Support Animal Guidelines.

Anyone in violation of this policy will be asked to leave the library.

Most items borrowed from the High Library can be renewed for an additional loan period – including reserves and laptops! You can renew your items in person at the Circulation desk, or online.

To renew online:

  • Select the “My Account” link in the library catalog.
  • Log-in with your Etown network username and password.
    • From the list of titles, check off the items to renew. Or, to renew all of your loans, select the “Renew all” radio button at the top of the title list.
    • Select “Renew Selected Items”
    • A confirmation screen will display the new due dates for your borrowed items.

Please note:

  • Renewals provide an additional loan period for an item from the date or time it was renewed, rather than from the original due date/time.
  • When renewing online, your items have not been renewed if you don’t see the confirmation screen displaying the new dates.
  • Items that have reached their renewal limit must be returned to the library’s Circulation Desk.
  • As a library user, it is your responsibility to keep track of the due dates/times of your borrowed library items. Any items returned or renewed after the due date/time will be subject to overdue fines. 

The library employs student workers to assist with circulation, interlibrary loan and technical services functions. Duties may include including shelving books, checking library materials in and out, assisting library users at the circulation desk, interlibrary loan or technical service duties.

Check the Student Employment Current Job Openings to see available positions.

High Library Staff

Laureen Bogel

Laureen Bogel
Assistant to the Director of the Library
bogell@etown.edu
(717) 361-1451

Joshua Cohen

Joshua Cohen
Instruction and Outreach Librarian
cohenjp@etown.edu
(717) 361-1453

Barbara Forney

Barbara Forney
Library Technician
forneyb@etown.edu
(717) 361-1458

Rachel Grove Rohrbaugh

Rachel Grove Rohrbaugh
Archivist
grover@etown.edu
(717) 361-1506

Susan Krall

Susan Krall
Systems & Cataloging Librarian
kralls@etown.edu
(717) 361-1457

Amy Magee

Amy Magee
Access Services Librarian
mageea@etown.edu
(717) 361-1456

Sharon Patrick

Sharon Patrick
Cataloging Technician
patricsl@etown.edu
(717) 361-1477

Sarah Penniman

Sarah Penniman
College Librarian, Director of the Library
pennimans@etown.edu
(717) 361-1428

Jennifer Strain

Jennifer Strain
Instruction & Scholarly Communication Librarian
strainj@etown.edu
(717) 361-1480

Elizabethtown College