Library

The Charles “T” Jones Leadership Library

The Charles “T” Jones Leadership Library is an integral part of the Summerdale campus. The Library provides a place to study and offers a variety of educational resources to enhance and support the college experience and is named for its benefactor – Charles “Tremendous” Jones. Jones was an area businessman (the owner of Executive Books in Mechanicsburg, Pa.), a noted inspirational speaker and a life-long bibliophile.

Charles T Jones Leadership Library at Central Penn College
Library Collections at Central Penn College

Main Collection

Charles “T” Jones Leadership Library
600 Valley Road, P.O. Box 309
Summerdale, PA 17093

Other Collections

  • Law Library: Bollinger Hall, Room 48
  • Lancaster Center: Room 126

Hours of Operation

  • Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Saturday:  Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

Most items can be sent to the Lancaster Center or mailed directly to students, contact the library for more information.

Contact Central Penn College’s Librarians

General Contact: Email Library@centralpenn.edu, call 717-728-2500 or text 260-2ASKREF ( 260-227-5733 )

Diane Porterfield

Library Director
DianePorterfield@centralpenn.edu
(717) 728-2508

Karen Jury

Evening Librarian & Textbook Coordinator
KarenJury@centralpenn.edu
(717) 728-2249 

Samantha Bise

Reference & Instruction Librarian
SamanthaBise@centralpenn.edu
(717) 728-2415


Did you know the Library keeps a blog? Read it by clicking here!

Online Resources

The library offers a variety of subscription databases available for use by all students, faculty and staff at Central Penn College. You can access these resources using the links provided below. If you need help using these databases or are having trouble accessing these resources, please contact a librarian for assistance.

If you are searching for books available at the library, please check the online library catalog. If you are looking for a book that is not available in the online library catalog, we may be able to borrow the book using interlibrary loan through Access Pennsylvania. Please check the Access PA statewide catalog for availability before submitting an interlibrary loan request.

Visit our subject guide pages for help with online databases or for assistance with finding research resources. 

Business Insights: Global

Your business intelligence resource containing case studies, statistical data sources, news articles, academic journals, and other material organized by country, company and industry.

Chronicle of Higher Education

The Chronicle provides News, Opinions, Reviews, and Information in the area of higher education.

Credo Reference

A great place to start your research Credo provides 24/7 access to general reference works (dictionaries & encyclopedias) as well as charts and images. Among other tools there are thousands of topic pages to assist research by highlighting additional resources provided by the library. 

Ebook Central

Ebook Central offers full-text access to thousands of books. In your personal bookshelf, you may customize your content by adding notes and highlighting text. Use your Blackboard account information to log into your personal bookshelf.

EBSCO

Our most powerful periodicals database, offering the most full text access to scholarly journal, magazines, news articles and e-books through EBSCOhost Web.

Films On Demand

Films On Demand is a Web-based digital video delivery service that allows you to view streaming videos from Films Media Group anytime, anywhere, 24/7! Choose from thousands of high-quality educational titles in dozens of subject areas. 

Gale Databases

This collection of databases contains extensive coverage in business, physical sciences, information science and technology, medicine, terrorism, criminal justice and much more.

Kanopy

Kanopy is a streaming video provider. There are over 28,000 documentaries and classic feature films from about 1,000 producers available in this database. 

The Leadership Quarterly

This journal covers the broad range of leadership topics and research worldwide.

Medcom Trainex

Award winning videos for online health care education. Log in with your Student ID as your User ID number and contact library@centralpenn.edu for the password. 

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

This database provides viewpoint essays, reference sources, statistics, magazine and newspaper articles, primary documents and recommended websites and images to present various sides of an issue.

Proquest Dissertations

This database offers the world’s most comprehensive collection of dissertation and theses from around the world from 1743 to today. Most of the dissertations added since 1997 are available in full text. This is the official digital dissertations archive for the Library of Congress and the database of record for graduate research. 

Westlaw

Thomson Reuters Westlaw Campus Research is the premier online legal research service is the premiere online legal research service. It provides quick, easy access to a vast collection of statutes, case law materials, public records and other legal resources, along with current news articles and business information.

Circulation

To borrow anything from the Charles “T.” Jones Leadership Library you must have a valid Central Penn ID and an account in good standing. All current Central Penn students, faculty, and staff may check out items and access our online resources on or off-campus. Alumni may check items out of the circulating collection with a valid state ID and have walk-in access to most of our online resources.

BORROWING BOOKS

Books, except items in reference and on reserve, circulate for the length of the term. Reference books are for library use only and may not be checked out. Reserve items may be checked out for two hours for use in the library. The reserve collection contains some of the required books for classes that are currently running, and headphones. Obtain reserve items from the circulation desk, your ID will be held until items are returned. With the exception of Reserve items, you may request that something be held for you by contacting the library. The Library will notify you through your Central Penn email when requested items become available.

BORROWING DVDS & GAMES

DVDs and games may be borrowed for 7 days.

BORROWING EQUIPMENT

Laptops may be borrowed for 7 days. To borrow a laptop you can not have any fines or fees on your library account, and you must read, agree to, and sign the Library/Mobile Device User Agreement.

RENEWING ITEMS

Items can be renewed if there are no previous requests for them. Items that have been requested will have holds on them, and this can be seen in the item’s record in the catalog. Renew items by contacting the library. All items are due at the end of term.

OVERDUE/LOST MATERIALS

For all items fines will begin to accrue the day after the item is due. Most overdue materials are subject to a fine of $0.20 cents per day. For items on Reserve the fine is $0.20 cents per hour. Video games and Equipment (such as laptops) accrue fines at $2.00 per day. Fines accrued during the term will result in the loss of borrowing privileges.

Up to 3 notices will be sent to your Central Penn College email address, after which you will be billed for replacing the item(s) and a hold placed on your account. The loss of any material should be reported immediately. If the material is not found, the borrower is obligated to pay for replacement of the material plus a $15 processing fee. All materials must be returned by the last day of each term. If by the last class day of term materials have not been returned and fines paid, a hold will be placed on the student’s account. The hold will be released when the materials have been returned and fines paid. Any unreturned items and unpaid fines at the beginning of the following term will be added to the student’s bill. Questions concerning fines should be taken to a librarian.

TRACKING YOUR BORROWING

The library system will send a courtesy notice to your Central Penn email address reminding you of items checked out a few days before they are due. You can keep track of the books that you have borrowed and their due dates through your library account. Go to the “My Library – My Account” button on the Catalog’s main page. When setting up your account your student ID # will need to have cp in front of it (for ex: cp12345). It is recommended that you set your PIN # to something you can remember. The library will not be able to see your PIN but we can reset it if you forget what it is.

NOISE

In order to provide a welcome area for studying we ask that you not disturb the people around you. That means keeping your voice low, using headphones when listening to music or watching videos, turning your phone notifications & ringtones to silent, and taking phone calls outside or in the vestibule of the library.

FOOD & DRINK

In order to maintain the facility’s equipment and furniture, food and drinks aren’t allowed in the library.

Library Services

Reference

The library is always staffed with a professional librarian during business hours. Please feel free to contact us for any help that you may need.

Interlibrary Loan

Through Access PA, we are able to borrow materials from most libraries in Pennsylvania. Search through over 20 million items on the Access PA website, https://accesspa.powerlibrary.org/MVC/. An ILL (InterLibrary Loan) form can be filled out at the circulation desk or through the online form. The loan period and fees for items requested from other libraries are determined by the lending library. The due date will be circled on the paperwork included with the item when you pick it up. Failure to return items in a timely manner will result in a hold on your account as soon as it becomes overdue. The Library will contact you when the requested items are available. Normal delivery time for physical materials is 7 to 14 days. Electronic article requests are normally processed within 2 business days.  

Instruction

Research and information literacy sessions can be requested from the library.

Materials on Reserve

Some of the required textbooks are on reserve at the circulation desk’s reserve shelf. Students must have their ID cards in order to check out these items. Reserve items may be checked out for two hours and are for library use only-they do not circulate outside the library.

Equipment

The library has a free copier for students to use. In addition to the 15 hard-wired computer stations, the library is enabled with Wi-Fi. Laptops, an iPad, and a Kindle Fire are available to be checked out.

Need a place to study?

The library offers several quiet places to study, by yourself or in a group! Enjoy studying by the fireplace, in a private cubicle or in the Leadership Room.

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