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Last Updated: Apr 14, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Library Hours

Check for last minute changes by calling 610-921-7219

NOTE: Library services end 15 minutes before closing.

Calendar Hours by Month


Library 50 Years Old!

book holiday lion Thanks to everyone who came and celebrated the library's birthday and/or helped re-create the library book line. 

We appreciated your support! The library has a short online scrapbook of library and college history available at This book is viewable on all devices.
The Channel 69 news report on the celebration is available here.


Starting Your Search

Welcome to the new cataLION online catalog.

  • To perform a more comprehensive search, use the cataLION advanced search option.
  • Log in to be able to see what you checked out, place holds and create saved lists.

Find a journal, magazine or newspaper title in online or print format in the Journal Locator

Search tips: To find individual journal, magazine or newspaper articles, use one of the journal databases, such as Academic Search Premier or ProQuest

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Please send all suggestions for improvements for the LION wiki or Library services to the Library Reference staff.


Information of Importance

  • edible books

    Check out the edible book winners for 2014

    Click on our Edible Books 2014 webpage for more information.
  • therapy dogs

    Therapy Dogs Returning on Monday, May 12th

    The library's end of semester relaxation sessions with Therapy Dogs (maybe some puppies), pretzels and soda will continue this year. Hold the afternoon of Monday, May 12th from 2-4 pm to join us.
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  • Miss Your READING EAGLE News?

    Recently the Reading Eagle started to charge for access to its web-based news.
    The library does subscribe to the published newspaper online from 10/1989 until today.

    Log into the Reading Eagle archive website by going to the library database section at and selecting R and then Reading Eagle Archives. 
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    Library Offering NEW online chat service

    The chat box will appear throughout the LION website for your convenience. Chat services are available when references services are available.
  • Moodle Support Available

    moodle image Contact the ITS Helpdesk (610-921-7676 or for assistance logging into Moodle. Contact the Library Moodle support team (610-921-7211 or for assistance with all other Moodle questions.
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    Coke Codes Convert to Free Drinks

    The Library is collecting codes from Coke, Coke Zero, Diet Coke, Sprite, Dasani, Powerade, MinuteMaid, Fanta, Barqa, Fresca, Pibb, Mellow Yellow, Fuze and Seagrams products in the MyCokeRewards program. These codes are converted for soda for library-sponsored events. Send your codes to Rosemary Deegan.
  • Check out the Library blog

    If you want to see what's happening at the library and you haven't friended our Facebook page, check out the library blog at
  • link to 24/7 reference service

    Need 24/7 Library Help?

    24/7 reference support service. Chat with a librarian who will assist you to use the resources of the AC Library when we are closed. Talk to an AC Librarian at 610-921-7211 or emailing us at

What's New on LION

image of SpringerLinkBy converting our print titles to electronic access, the Library has recently added SpringerLink to its list of quality online journals that are easily available to Albright students and faculty. SpringerLink is a full-text journal package covering over 2,450 scholarly titles in the following fields: architecture and design, behavioral science, biomedical and life sciences, business and economics, chemistry and materials science, computer science, earth and environmental science, engineering, humanities, social sciences and law, mathematics and statistics, medicine, and physics and astronomy. It also covers ebooks especially in the fields of mathematics and computer science. Coverage starts in 1997 and the materials are constantly updated.


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