Student Handbook


Revised July 15, 2020

Landman Library
Library Circulation Desk

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 private 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.

Library Website

The Landman Library website is your springboard to our library catalog and our subscribed online resources. Also located here are our operating hours, access and circulation policies, contact information for our librarians, and subject and research guides to help you get you going.

Library Resources

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, over 100,000 streaming videos, contains over 150,000 print books and other materials, and has 45 current print periodicals including daily copies of regional and national newspapers. 

Interlibrary Loan

If we don’t have it, someone does! Materials that are not held in our library collection can be obtained through Tipasa, our interlibrary loan (ILL) service. This service allows us to obtain books and journal articles from other libraries. Most items are usually received in three to five working days, at which time you will be notified via your Arcadia email account. More information about ILL and access to your patron portal can be found here.

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 and via email. The library also has an Archivist & Cataloging Manager and a Library Assistant for Technical Services, who oversees acquisitions, serials, 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.

Open-Access Computers

Over 60 computers are located throughout the library. Many students 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.

Lower Level

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. 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 on the landing page of the library website.

Overdue Library Materials

Any library material that is overdue will be subject to fines. 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.


Your instructor may place items on Reserve at the library. Academic reserve materials are available at the Circulation Desk. Students should ask for the items they need by course number. These items are identified as “On Reserve” in the online catalog.

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.

Digital Repository

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. 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 talk your instructor or advisor before submitting.