Swank Digital Campus - Streaming Movie Trial

Bishop Library is participating in a trial of Swank Digital Campus for the month of September.  Starting September 1st, the campus can access a collection of the top 100 most requested movies by colleges & universities.  During the trial, the Swank Digital Campus site can be accessed 24/7 both on and off campus using a desktop computer or laptop.   The trial site can be accessed from the library's database list or by using the link below:


Click Here to Enter Swank Digital Campus


System Requirements:  Your computer must have Microsoft Silverlight, a free browser plug-in, installed.   If your computer does not have Microsoft Silverlight installed, you will be prompted to install it in order to view the Swank Digital Campus site.  Swank Digital Campus is best viewed using the Internet Explorer or Firefox browser.  Other Internet browsers may not support the Microsoft Silverlight plug-in.

Feedback concerning Swank Digital Campus would be welcome.  Please send any comments or questions to Lori Nyce, Systems & Electronic Services Librarian.  

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BrowZine for Scholarly Journals

Bishop Library subscribes to BrowZine, which includes the BrowZine app for iOS/Android tablets and smartphones, and BrowZine web, the new option for desktop computers/laptops.   Through BrowZine, you can browse and read thousands of the Library's scholarly journals plus 200+ open access journals.  Back issues span the last eight years, when available.  To learn more, see this video: https://vimeo.com/52663192 .  


BrowZine app: 

To download the free app, go to:  http://thirdiron.com/download. When initially launching BrowZine, select Lebanon Valley College from the drop down list. Then, enter your LVC username/password, the same campus credentials you use for off-campus access to library resources.  The BrowZine app requires an iOS version of 7.1 or newer for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch devices.  For Android devices, 4.1+ is required.  The app has been tested on the following Android devices:  Google Nexus, Samsung Galaxy Tab & Note, and Amazon Kindle Fire HD.    


BrowZine web: 

To access BrowZine web on your desktop computer or laptop, click on the Scholarly Journal Room icon below.  BrowZine web requires an up-to-date internet browser and works with the following versions:  Internet Explorer 11+, Firefox 31+, Chrome 43+, and Safari 8+.    Links within BrowZine web are durable or permalinks, so you can copy the URL from the browser to link to a particular category of titles or even a single journal's table of contents screen.  Off-campus, you will be prompted to login with your LVC username/password to access FT articles. 






BrowZine web is also accessible from the library's website at www.lvc.edu/library.  From the Start Your Search Now - Journals tab, click on Scholarly Journal Room.










Note:  BrowZine web does not include all the features of the BrowZine app for mobile devices.  My Bookshelf and Reading Lists are options that will be available in the future.  


Browse for journals by title or subject.  Subjects include: 

  • *Arts & Humanities
  • *Biological Sciences
  • *Biomedical & Health Sciences
  • *Business & Economics
  • *Earth & Environmental Sciences
  • *Engineering & Technology
  • *History
  • *Law & Legal Studies
  • *Mathematics & Statistics
  • *Philosophy & Religion
  • *Physical Sciences
  • *Sociobehavioral Sciences





Image source:  Third Iron - Advanced Library Technologies (BrowZine)    

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Celebrating 2015 Senior Library Student Workers

Fourteen of Bishop Library’s student workers graduated from LVC in May. To honor them, Bishop Library plaqued a book chosen by each student. Our senior student workers were honored for their commitment to the library at a special luncheon on April 7. Bishop Library would like to wish the best of luck to all of the seniors who are graduating. Congratulations!

The following titles were chosen by the student workers.


  1. Cowardly Clyde, in honor of Wendy Autenrieth
  2. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in honor of Marjorie Blum
  3. Elsewhere in honor of Kasey Dietrich,
  4. My First Classical Music Book in honor of Jananne Ferrere
  5. Lord of the Flies in honor of Amanda Harding
  6. The Secret Garden in honor of Natalie Horrocks
  7. Book Thief in honor of Rachael Jones
  8. The Man Who Loved Only Numbers: 
    The Story of Paul Erdos and the Search for Mathematical Truth 
    in honor of Shen (Isaac) Lu
  9. The Guardian in honor of Alyssa Murphy
  10. All the Bright Places in honor of Jessica Oliveri
  11. The Soundtrack of My Life in honor of Emily Peters
  12. Atlas of Anatomy in honor of Christie Sborz
  13. House of Leaves in honor of Kaitlyn Schroding
  14. The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide in honor of Kim Tevis


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Celebrate National Library Week!

National Library Week runs from April 12 - 18th, 2015.  The theme this year is Unlimited Possibilities @ Your Library.  

National Library week is celebrated every April by the American Library Association and libraries across the U.S., including public, school, academic, and special libraries.  

The Honorary Chair of National Library Week 2015 is the author, David Baldacci.  Show your support of libraries and visit one today!


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Inquiry 2015


Inquiry 2015 celebrates student research and achievement at Lebanon Valley College. Inquiry 2015 events run from Sunday, April 12 to Friday, April 24.

To celebrate Inquiry 2015, Bishop Library is collecting student papers or posters published or presented at conferences. The student works will be on shelves located to the left as you enter the library.  For more information, please see the Inquiry 2015 LibGuide at http://libguides.lvc.edu/inquiry2015.


The following Inquiry events will take place at Bishop Library:

Monday, April 13
Alpha Kappa Delta - Sociology and Criminal Justice Honor Society Induction

4 p.m., Bishop Library Atrium


Tuesday, April 14

Professor Paul Kahn Public Lecture

4 p.m., Bishop Library Atrium


Wednesday, April 15

Sigma Tau Delta - English Honor Society Induction

12 p.m., Frock Meeting Room              

Undergraduate Research Symposium

1 p.m., Bishop Library Atrium


History, Politics, International Studies Honor Society Induction

5:15 p.m., Bishop Library Atrium


Thursday, April 23

Theta Alpha Kappa & Phi Sigma Tau - Religion & Philosophy Honor Society Induction

4 p.m., Bishop Library Atrium

For a complete schedule of Inquiry 2015 events, go to http://www.lvc.edu/inquiry

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Spring 2015 extended hours

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Freedom Rings Display Focuses on LGBT Issues

During the month of March, Bishop Library is celebrating Freedom Rings and Freedom Week (March 8-14) at Lebanon Valley College. Freedom Week is filled with activities that promote lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) awareness. In addition to campus events, Bishop Library is also featuring a display spotlighting items from the historic Freedom Rings scrapbooks including the group's constitution and declaration of humanity. The display also spotlights books on varied LGBT subjects.

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