The Charles & Gloria Jones Library is the busy information hub on the campus of Lancaster Bible College. Here you will find students and college personnel doing research, picking up books, printing or copying materials, and meeting with friends for group study or simply to socialize. The library is open daily for students, LBC personnel, alumni, and community patrons to use.
For the fall semester 2012, the Library was moved to the Teague Learning Commons and named after Charlie "Tremendous" Jones, a renowned motivational speaker, profound author, and dear friend of LBC. He and his wife, Gloria, are honored with their names on the library. The Charles & Gloria Jones Library is a gift to the community and a resource for all who seek to study God and discover a deeper knowledge of His truths.
The Teague Learning Commons (TLC) demonstrates LBC’s commitment to academic scholarship in training the next generation of well-informed servant leaders. The building is named after LBC’s fifth president Dr. Peter W. Teague and his wife, Paulette. Dr. and Mrs. Teague exemplify what it means to be life-long learners and servant leaders.
The TLC offers many unique features. Natural light pouring through large windows, comfortable furniture, quiet spaces for individual reflection, small group study spaces, and classrooms combine to make it a welcoming environment for learning. Also a Hospitality Suite is available for large group meetings and seminars. Bennee's Bistro offers specialty beverages and food for purchase. On Level 5 students can receive academic support through the Ally Center, which is comprised of the Academic Mentoring Services, the Disability Services, the Math Lab, and the Writing Center.
The Charles & Gloria Jones Library is located inside the Teague Learning Commons. The Teague Learning Commons (TLC) was created to support and maintain an environment conducive to thought, research, and effective study groups. Come in and enjoy the natural light pouring through large windows, comfortable furniture, quiet spaces, small group study areas, and the aroma of freshly brewed coffee from Bennee's Bistro.
Students are permitted to bring food and beverages into the library. We ask that you that keep all beverages in covered containers and dispose of all trash when finished. Help us to maintain this atmosphere and to respect the needs of others.
Please be thoughtful of your fellow students and refrain from the following behavior:
The Library staff is committed to providing a safe environment for all users and takes seriously its obligation to manage disruptive behavior quickly and professionally. Please contact a staff member if you need assistance.
During regular library hours, any checked-out library material can be returned at the main counter. A book return slot is also located in the wall at the inner corner of the patio (on the parking lot side) for your convenience.
Monday – Wednesday
8 AM - 6 PM
Thursday - Friday
8 AM - 4 PM
*Hours change according to the college schedule. Please consult the current schedule when planning your visit.
Wireless access is available to students, faculty and guests. For access, please inquire at the Circulation Desk.
Public scanning of documents and public faxing of documents is not available.
Study rooms are located on Level 3 and Level 5 of the Teague Learning Commons. Level 4 is designated as a quiet study area and is available for use whenever it is not scheduled for an event. Open study areas are located on every level.
Employees may reserve these rooms through Outlook. Please follow the instructions provided here.
Student Organizations may reserve rooms by contacting Student Services at email@example.com.
Calendars are posted outside each study room in the Teague Learning Commons. If the rooms are not scheduled or already in use, they may be used on a first-come first-serve basis. Individual students are not able to reserve rooms, however. Please be generous in sharing study room space with your fellow students.
Gifts of books and other items are accepted with the understanding that, upon receipt, Lancaster Bible College becomes the owner of the items. Library staff will select items for inclusion into the Library's collections based on their present and future value to our students, faculty, and staff, and on their condition. We reserve the right to handle items that are duplicates, or otherwise unsuited for the collection. This may be through sale to the college community. The Library will normally not accept restricted donations.
The Library requests that you exclude the following items from your donation:
Federal tax law generally allows individual donors who give non-cash gifts (gift-in-kind) to the College to claim a charitable contribution deduction for the fair market value of the gift. Donors are encouraged to consult legal, tax accounting, or other professional advisors about the current IRS regulations (www.irs.gov) governing non-cash charitable contributions. Lancaster Bible College is not permitted by the IRS to give donors an estimate of the value of gifts. Donors are responsible for meeting the appraisal requirements of the IRS for any contributions claimed. All donations will be accounted in the year received.
Donors will be asked to fill out a Gift-in-Kind Deposit form which requests their name, address and phone number. Donors will receive a letter from the College’s Advancement Office acknowledging their donation and indicating the number and type of items donated.
If a donor has questions about their acknowledgement letter, they should be referred to Judy Minder, Gifts Processor at 717.560.8200 x.5377.
Lancaster Bible College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), and is approved by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary and Graduate School is certified by Pennsylvania Department of Education, Maryland Higher Education Commission, Indiana Department of Education, Florida Department of Education, Tennessee Higher Education Commission, and State Council of Higher Education for Virginia; and is approved by the appropriate states to operate at the site in their state: 901 Eden Road, Lancaster, PA 17601; 7852 Walker Drive, Suite 100, Greenbelt, MD 20770; 601 N. Shortridge Road, Indianapolis, IN 46219; 2400 Yamato Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431; 1548 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104; and 8001 Forbes Place Suite 111, Springfield, VA 22151; 2001 W. Lehigh Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19132. The college is approved by the U.S. Department of Justice for the training of nonimmigrant international students. LBC's current online courses and degrees are authorized or exempt in all states except Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Oregon. The college doesn't discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, or disability.