Landman Library is the large, white, modern building on Haber Green opposite Grey Towers Castle. The library is home to five faculty librarians and a suite of services designed to support learning and research at Arcadia. The building contains several study rooms, a sprawling, light-filled study area on the second floor with a view of the campus and the Castle, two computer labs / classrooms, as well as the largest open-access computer space on campus with over 60 stations and access to printing.
Landman offers on and off campus access to over 50 online databases and other resources, accessed using your Arcadia login information. These resources range from traditional article databases to online image collections. The library also holds access to over half a million ebooks, contains over 90,000 print books and other materials, and has over 40 print periodicals including daily copies of regional and national newspapers.
If we don’t have it, someone does! Materials that are not held in the library collection can be obtained through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). This process allows us to obtain books and journal articles from other libraries. An ILL request form is available on our website. Items are usually received in three to five working days, at which time you will be notified via your Arcadia email account. Journal articles will be emailed to you.
Library Faculty & Staff
Five faculty librarians are ready to assist you during any stage of the research process. Librarians are available for one-on-one research consultations by appointment, as well as walk-ins, or email. The library also has one technical services library assistant staff member who helps us manage acquisitions, cataloging, and interlibrary loan, along with a dedicated staff of student workers and graduate assistants.
Because our hours are adjusted based on the time of the semester, we recommend you check the library website. You must use your student ID to access the library after 5:00 pm and at any time on the weekends. Please refer to the Library’s Access Policy for more information.
Over 60 computers are located throughout the library. Students can use the open-access computers to access their courses on Canvas, conduct research, catch up on news, check social media or email between classes, or print out assignments, articles or research papers.
On the upper level of the library are six study rooms available for groups of current students. The rooms range in capacity from 6 to 8 and contain chairs, a table, a white board, and power outlets. Each room can be reserved for three hour blocks and up to two weeks in advance.
The lower level of the library houses the University Writing Center, the Judith Taylor Art Gallery - Arcadia's student art gallery, vending machines, and a large area with flexible seating for individual or collaborative work. Three classrooms and the University Archives are also located on the lower level.
Circulation Policies: Checking Out, Returning and Everything in Between
Books are checked out for a four-week period, there are no limits. You must present your valid Arcadia University ID card when borrowing materials. Periodicals, microforms, reference books and certain reserve materials must be used in the library. The library’s online catalog is accessible from anywhere and is located on the landing page of the library website.
Overdue Library Materials
Any library material that is overdue may be subject to fines, and students will be charged for any material that is lost or damaged. When the library is closed, books may be returned in the book depository to the left of the front doors. Note: If, by the end of any given semester, you have not returned borrowed materials or have not paid overdue fines, your grades or transcripts may be withheld by the Registrar’s Office.
University Archives & Special Collections
University Archives and Special Collections, which is available by appointment, is located on the lower level and houses historical documents related to the history of the university, as well as rare books and manuscripts, including the Fendley and Bates collections of historic children's literature.
ScholarWorks@Arcadia is the University’s institutional repository, which collects, preserves, and provides open access to scholarship produced by Arcadia students and faculty, as well as university archival documents. Submission of undergraduate and graduate research papers and projects are welcome, and can be made by going to http://scholarworks.arcadia.edu/. ScholarWorks can accept projects in many different formats, including visual works. ScholarWorks is a great place to archive and share your work. Your work will be preserved, it will gain exposure beyond the Arcadia Community, and it will be discoverable in Google Scholar and other online databases. A faculty member must sponsor all student papers or projects for inclusion, so please discuss with your instructor or advisor before submitting.