All Arcadia University faculty, staff and students are issued an Arcadia photo identification card which identifies them as member of our University community. This photo identification card may be obtained at the Office of Public Safety. This office is located in the ground level area of Dilworth Hall next to Heinz Hall.
Access to the Library is restricted to University members with their Arcadia University identification card after 5 p.m. daily.
Arcadia University constituents without a current AU identification card may be denied admission to the Library after 5 p.m.. If their card has been lost or stolen, they will be expected to present themselves to the Public Safety Office to obtain their card before they return to the Library.
Please also note that if an item is listed in our catalog as being “on reserve” for a specific course, only students in that course should check out the item.
The study rooms are for the express use of current Arcadia students and are on a first come first serve basis.
No one under the age of 18 will be allowed in the library unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Arcadia alumni will be granted access to the building until 5 p.m., and may obtain a Library card in order to borrow print books, with a valid driver’s license AND an alumni card, which can be obtained from the Alumni Office in Blankely Hall during office hours.
Internet access is available using the four Macintosh computers available on the first floor of the Library.
Alumni do not have access to Interlibrary Load, but they do have access to the Alumni version of Academic Search Premier. Please see the Alumni website for more information.
Visitors will only be allowed access until 5 p.m each day of the week, and are restricted to the open areas of the library. Visitors not affiliated with Arcadia University requesting entrance to the Library before 5pm each day will be granted access with a valid , official photo ID and will be required to sign the register book at the circulation desk. Visitors must present a valid driver’s license or other valid government issued ID with photo at all times in order to gain access to the Library.
Visitors will be required to leave the library after 5 p.m. No exceptions to this rule will be made.
Internet access is available by using the four Macintosh computers on the upper level of the Library. Database access, including the use of e-books, and printing is restricted to current students, faculty, and staff members with valid network accounts and passwords. Visitors have access to the use of print book and periodicals in the library but will not be able to check out books. Visitors do not have access to Interlibrary loan or other services provided to the campus community.
Consortia (TCLC & SEPCHE)
Students from schools who are members of SEPCHE (the Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education) and TCLC (the Tri-State College Cooperative) will be granted access to the building until 5 p.m, and may borrow up to four print books using a valid driver’s license, a school ID. TCLC students will need to bring an additional form letter filled out and signed by a librarian from their school. This letter can be obtained from the TCLC website. Please note that renewals are not available for materials checked out.
Internet access is available by using the four Macintosh computers on the upper level of the Library. Database access, including the use of e-books, and printing is restricted to current students, faculty, and staff members with valid network accounts and passwords. Visitors do not have access to Interlibrary loan or other services provided to the campus community.