Landman Library

Library Access and Visitor's Policy

Library Building Access

The Bette E. Landman Library is a three-story building at the heart of the Arcadia campus, located on the edge of Haber Green opposite Grey Towers Castle. Open for over 90 hours a week for individual or group study, classes, the Writing Center, and much more, the Landman Library is your library!  

Access to the Library is open from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, and available to current University members with their Arcadia University identification card after 5 p.m. on weekdays, and at all hours over the weekend. 

All Arcadia University faculty, staff, and students are issued a Knight card, which is an Arcadia photo identification card identifying them as members of our University community. This card can be obtained at Knight Card Services.  

Please note: no one under the age of 18 will be allowed in the library unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

Library Spaces

The library building has a variety of seats and spaces, including comfy armchairs, traditional tables and chairs, and computer workstations. 

On the upper level of the library are six study rooms available for groups of current students. The rooms range in capacity from 6 to 8 and contain chairs, a table, a whiteboard, and power outlets. Each room can be reserved for up to three-hour blocks and up to two weeks in advance. The study rooms are for the express use of current Arcadia community members and are not available to visitors.

Alumni

We welcome Arcadia alumna/i to Landman Library from 9 am until 5 pm, Monday through Friday!

Alumni can also obtain a library card from the Office of Alumni Engagement in Blankely Hall in order to borrow up to four print books at a time.

General Visitors

Visitors are welcome between 9 am and 5 pm each day and are welcome to use the open areas of our library. All visitors must check-in at the circulation desk upon entry and must sign in with a government-issued ID. A visitor badge will be issued and must be worn while in the library. Visitors will have access to the use of the print books and periodicals in the library but will not be able to check out books. Visitors also do not have access to interlibrary loan or other research services provided to the campus community.

Visitors will be required to leave the library after 5 p.m. The library is not open to the public on the weekends.

Consortial Visitors (PALCI, TCLC & SEPCHE)

Students from schools who are members of PALCI (Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc.), TCLC (the Tri-State College Cooperative), and SEPCHE (the Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education) will be granted access to the building until 5 pm. Access to the print collection will be available on-site but any borrowing must be done through institutional or consortial interlibrary loan. 

For access to the building, students must contact library@arcadia.edu to coordinate their visit with a librarian.