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1 If I put a book "on hold" online, does that mean it will be ready for me to pickup at the Library front desk?
Comment from on Aug 06 2017

hbingman@lancasterseminary.eduYes, you may put a book on hold while logged in to your account. We will see it when we check for holds and put it behind the desk for you.

Answered by Hannah Bingman, Circulation Manager

2 Do you have any writings of St Francis of Assisi?
Comment from on Jun 28 2017

hbingman@lancasterseminary.eduWe have a number of materials written by and about St. Francis of Assisi. You can view our holdings by searching our catalog here

Answered by Hannah Bingman, Circulation Manager

3 I am an alum who has lots of books in my library. (What Pastor doesn't? LOL) I would be interested in sharing some of them with the Library. Is that possible and how do I make it happen? Thanks for your thoughts. Lori Eck Esslinger class of 1989
Comment from on May 31 2017

hbingman@lancasterseminary.eduHi Lori,
We generally do not accept donations at this time. However, we will take small amounts if our students can use them. Take a look at our donation guidelines and see if your books align with them. You can then email me, to let me know when you would like to drop them off. Thanks!

Answered by Hannah Bingman, Circulation Manager

4 Will you be having a Spring Used Booksale? If so, could you let me know the dates as I will need take off time from work. Thanks! Doug
Comment from on Apr 06 2017

hbingman@lancasterseminary.eduHi Doug,
We no longer host large public book sales at this time. We do offer bulk book sales to interested buyers. There are a number of withdrawn titles available in our storage area. Contact me at if you'd like to schedule a time to view our stock.

Answered by Hannah Bingman, Circulation Manager

5 I'm trying to access the ATLA Religion database. I am an alum. I have logged in but when I try to access the database it asks me to sign in by choosing either or OpenAthens. When I choose the seminary tab it gives me my two gmail accounts but gives me an error when I click on them? Do I need to register an email address or do something else? Thanks for your help.
Comment from on Mar 10 2017

hbingman@lancasterseminary.eduAlumni/ae accounts in good standing have been registered with OpenAthens using the email addresses that are on file. Instructions with login information is sent to your email address listed in your patron account. Please check your other email accounts for this information and/or let us know if you'd prefer to use a different email.

Answered by Hannah Bingman, Circulation Manager

6 Hi, I am working on my PhD proposal and was wondering if you provide guests with access to your database. I am looking for access to PQDT. I live in Lititz and would love to stop by to do some research if possible.
Comment from on Feb 24 2017

hbingman@lancasterseminary.eduThe library is open to the public, and you are welcome to visit during operating hours. Our public computers do provide access to our subscribed databases. Guests are welcome to use these resources while visiting the library. Only students, staff, and alumni have off-site access.

Answered by Hannah Bingman, Circulation Manager

7 I just renewed some books online and see that my card expires today. Can I renew online or do I need to come in.
Comment from on Feb 01 2017

hbingman@lancasterseminary.eduAn email to or a phone call to the library at 717-290-8707 requesting an account renewal is all that is needed. As long as your account is in good standing and not carrying any fines, it will be renewed for another year.

Answered by Hannah Bingman, Circulation Manager

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