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About the Lancaster Jones Library

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 also houses the college’s Academic Mentoring Services, call the Ally Center, marketing/events office, hospitality suite and Bennee’s Cafe.



FAQs of the Lancaster Library

About the Teague Learning Commons

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.

Borrowing Privileges
Group Books/Renewals Videos/Renewals Services
Undergraduate 14 days; 3 renewals 2 or 14 days; 1 renewal Database Access: Yes;
ALLL: Yes; ILL: Yes
Accelerated 30 days; 1 renewal 2 or 14 days; 1 renewal Database Access: Yes;
ALLL: Yes; ILL: Yes
Graduate 60 days; 1 renewal 2 or 14 days; 1 renewal Database Access: Yes;
ALLL: Yes; ILL: Yes
Faculty/Staff 90 days; 1 renewal 2 or 14 days; 1 renewal Database Access: Yes;
ALLL: Yes; ILL: Yes
Alumni 14 days; 3 renewals 2 or 14 days; 1 renewal Database Access: In library only
ALLL: limit 5; ILL: limit 5
Community 14 days; 3 renewals 2 or 14 days; 1 renewal Database Access: In library only

ALLL = Additional LBC Library Loan (Requesting an item from another LBC location)
ILL = Interlibrary Loan (Requesting an item from a non-LBC library)

Complete Borrowing Policy (PDF)

Library Courtesy

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:

  • Deliberate misuse of materials or equipment that interferes with or prevents timely access to resources or equipment by other users or staff
  • Disrupting behavior that is not conducive to study
  • Violation of Lancaster Bible College policies, including policies on computer and network use, cell phone use, electronic communications, and harassment
  • Vandalism, theft, or defacement of library materials or LBC property
  • Refusal to comply with instructions of library staff, student workers and campus officials

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.

Computers, Printing, and Photocopying

Student Computers

  • Twenty-four computers equipped with Microsoft Office 2013 are available for student use only in Level 1 of the Teague Learning Commons.
  • Students can log into the computers using their LBC user name and password.
  • Two computers are located in the entry area and are reserved for reference and OPAC use only.

Wireless Access

Wireless access is available to students, faculty and guests. For access, please inquire at the Circulation Desk.


  • Every student has been issued an automatic starting credit to print up to 500 pages per year or 250 pages for each semester ($12.50).
  • To print, you must be logged on to a student computer.
  • Each page printed exceeding the 250 page semester limit is charged at 5 cents per page. Additional copies will be automatically billed to your student account at the end of the semester. PaperCut provides an online detail view of your print history.
  • Community patrons may use one of the two OPAC computers for research and print up to 10 pages per session.


  • A black and white photocopying machine is available to all patrons on Level 1 of the Library.
  • Photocopies are 10¢ per copy.
  • Please be aware that library materials that are photocopied may be protected under copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Public scanning of documents and public faxing of documents is not available.

Study Rooms

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.

Student Organizations may reserve rooms by contacting Student Affairs at Students who would like to reserve a room for a class group discussion must coordinate their request with the administrative assistant of the academic department for that course. Individual students are not able to reserve rooms.

Employees may reserve these rooms through Outlook.

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.

Book Donations

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:

  • Books that are published for sole use as textbooks
  • Damaged books (including books with evidence of water damage, insect damage, or mold)
  • Single issues and back runs of journals and magazines
  • Videocassettes
  • Audio cassettes
  • General encyclopedias (World Book, Britannica, etc.)
  • Fiction published more than 5 years ago
  • Curriculum published more than 5 years ago
  • Items that contain excessive highlighting, underlining, or annotations
  • Superseded or outdated editions
  • Computer software
  • Computer and software manuals
  • Self-published books
  • Condensed books
  • Vinyl recordings
  • Music CDs

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 ( 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 our Gifts Processor at 717.560.8200 x.5377.