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1 I am trying to find a book, The LeVan Family History, by Rev. Warren Patton Coon, published in 1927. I went on-line and it said that you have a copy. Would it be possible for me (a non-student) to borrow it? I am tracing my family lineage and the LeVan's are a major part of that history.
Comment from lcreasy490@comcast.net on Dec 21 2016


mkstephens@lancasterseminary.eduOur catalog includes items that are in the Schaff Library collection and the Evangelical and Reformed Historical Society collection. In the catalog record, it will indicate by item type and location if it is in Schaff Library or ERHS. This particular item is in the ERHS collection. ERHS does not circulate items, but welcomes visitors and researchers to come in person to view items. Please consult their website (http://erhs.info) for current hours and contact information to make an appointment.

Answered by Myka Kennedy Stephens, Seminary Librarian

2 Has the Seminarian Hour talk from 11/30/16 been posted online (Dr O'Brien's talk)?
Comment from mmathieson@lancasterseminary.edu on Dec 15 2016


mkstephens@lancasterseminary.eduYes, most Seminarian Hour recordings are being made available via GoTo Webinar. This particular recording can be accessed by registering for the webinar with this link.

For different webinars, please check the calendar or your email archive to find the registration link. Can't find the link archived anywhere? Just send us your request and we'll get you connected!

Answered by Myka Kennedy Stephens, Seminary Librarian

3 Looking for records of Salem Reformed Church, PNEC, Weatherly, PA
Comment from philly1933@aol.com on Oct 24 2016


hbingman@lancasterseminary.eduOur library does not keep church records. You will want to contact the Evangelical & Reformed Historical Society. Find more information here: http://erhs.info/

Answered by Hannah Bingman, Circulation Manager

4 I am an alumni of LTS and would like to have remote access to research topics on EBSCO, ATLA, etc. I see that being an alumni may allow me to do that. Could you please tell me if I would be permitted to do so as well as the steps I must take to gain access? Thank you!
Comment from revlhackman@gmail.com on Oct 08 2016


mkstephens@lancasterseminary.eduAlumni are permitted to access some of our electronic resources remotely (off-campus). A current library account is required for this access. To sign up for a library account, or to renew your expired account, please contact us at library@lancasterseminary.edu. We will ask you for your mailing address, email address, phone number, and graduating class to confirm your status as an alumnus/a.

Answered by Myka Kennedy Stephens, Seminary Librarian

5 Do you still accept used books? I have many commentaries and textbooks to donate. Thanks.
Comment from pastor@tntcomp.com on Sep 28 2016


hbingman@lancasterseminary.eduYes and no. We are no longer hosting large public book sales and still revising our current donation policy. In short, we now only accept books that may be useful to our students. You can email me at hbingman@lancasterseminary.edu if you have more questions.

Answered by Hannah Bingman, Circulation Manager

6 I was wondering if someone might want to spend a little time in a one on one with a person who is challenged with using the library system.
Comment from mlsmith@lancasterseminary.edu on Sep 23 2016


hbingman@lancasterseminary.eduAbsolutely! You can ask for help at the Circulation Desk, get in touch with us via email, or schedule an appointment with Myka using the "book now" button on the bottom right of this screen. We can find a time that works for you and help you navigate the library's resources.

Answered by Hannah Bingman, Circulation Manager

7 When I logged in tonight, I got a message that my card expires on 9/9/16. What do I need to do to either get a new card or extend this one?
Comment from ckenlin@lancasterseminary.edu on Aug 28 2016


mkstephens@lancasterseminary.eduWe run reports every two weeks to catch student accounts that have expired. We check enrollment and renew accounts for students who are currently enrolled. 

For anyone who receives a notice that your account is expiring soon, you may contact the circulation desk by phone at 717-290-8707 or email to library@lancasterseminary.edu and request a renewal.

Answered by Myka Kennedy Stephens, Seminary Librarian

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