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Phillip Schaff Library
Lancaster Theological Seminary
555 West James Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
(717) 290-8707
Fax: (717) 393-4254


The Collection

The Schaff Library holds over 155,000 volumes and 400 current periodicals. Its chief strengths are the fields of New Testament, Reformation and the history of the Reformed church, Mercersburg Theology, and liturgics. The Raymond F. Albright Collection of over 7,000 volumes is especially strong in source materials in American Church History.

Library Hours

Hours may vary near holidays. Any variation in hours will be posted on the Library doors and noted on the circulation desk phone message (800) 393-0654 ext 107. The Library is generally closed Martin Luther King Day, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday of Holy Week, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the Friday following and Christmas Week through New Year's Day.

Fall and Spring Terms

Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Closed


September and January Terms

Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday Closed


Summer Hours - Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend

Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Saturday and Sunday Closed



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