Patrick Henry College Library

Hope you are all enjoying your summer reading!

From the PHC Library... a little summer challenge!

Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words Follow a complex, often painful life, dealing with race, faith, power and jurisprudence.

[05/19/20]   Library summer hours: M - F, 8:30 AM - 5 PM. Enjoy some leisure reading, check out a few DVD's, or get a head start on next semester's reading list - we are here for you!

Ask a Librarian | Patrick Henry College

Need help utilizing all the great functions of the new catalog? Library tutorials are now here for you! Each video is 1 – 2 minutes long and will help you limit your searches to just what you need, cite your sources, save items, and make lists. Find "Tutorials" at And if you need assistance, email [email protected]. We are here for you! Contact a Patrick Henry College Librarian

May the period of isolation be profitable for you - and remember if you need research assistance, [email protected] is here for you!

I've checked the wardrobe 18 times so far today! #IsolationProblems

[04/01/20]   From the SSC and the library: Don't struggle alone! The Study Support Center is still available 6-9 pm, Tuesday through Thursday, by email at [email protected]. You can also schedule a video chat during that time. You can email your paper to them for help and suggestions.

[03/30/20]   PHC Library continues is still available to on campus and online students as we continue to meet the Virginia guidelines. Hours this week are 8:30 - 5 PM, M-F, Saturday, 2-6PM. We are continuing to take steps to ensure safety in these trying times. If hours and access change, we will post here, in PHC family, and send out an ASE. We are still here for you :)

[03/23/20]   Leaving campus? You may take PHC library items with you. All due dates for PHC General Collection items will be set to 4/17. Bring your books back when you return to campus! If instruction remains online after that time, you'll get further instructions from us. Reserve items may not leave campus. On campus, we are open. Hours may vary. Need us? We are here for you - [email protected] ! Blessings.

[03/19/20]   Philosophy students writing the "virtue and vice" paper? Most of the print books reserved for that paper are now available online, accessed through the "Course reserves" link in the catalog. Read online, download for 4 hours, or print out a chapter that applies to your topic. Questions? [email protected]

Metropolitan Opera, After Shutting Its Doors, Will Offer Free Streams From Live in HD Catalog | Playbill

Looking for a little opera to break up the hours? Met performances every night at 7:30 and available throughout the following day. The New York institution is one of several in the city—Broadway included—to cancel performances in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

[03/17/20]   Research tip: If you want direct access to ProQuest, Jstor, or any other database without using the universal search feature in the catalog, select the "Databases" icon on the the library home screen and enter the preferred database. The link to the database will then be highlighted in yellow. During remote instruction, the library is still here for you!

[03/16/20]   Still on campus? The library is open regular hours this week and librarians are available - no hugs, please ;) If hours change, we will let you know. Off campus? Librarians are available at [email protected]. Now is a great time to check out all the functions of the new library catalog and access to online resources!

Stuck at Home? These 12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take on Your Couch

Stuck anywhere? Check out a virtual museum tour. Going into a self-quarantine can have many complex issues and complications beyond having enough food and supplies for two weeks. In terms of entertainment, it…

[03/11/20]   During the remote instruction period, please be assured that the library will work to ensure that you have all that you need to complete your research projects. Look for an email tomorrow with more details. We are always here for you.

For those who may have an opportunity to read something wonderful over Spring Break. Enjoy!


[02/26/20]   PHC Library is open during Spring Break! 8:30 - 5PM, Monday - Friday. Closed Saturdays and Sundays. Librarians cheerfully available in the library and by email at [email protected]

[02/18/20]   Music App bibliography? Western Civ research? Check out the library catalog's "Create list" feature! In the catalog, select "Sign in" in the upper right hand corner. Sign in with your CAMs user name and password. Under your name, select "My personal lists," then "Create list." As you find items in the catalog that fit your research, including articles and ebooks, you can save them and add them to your list. The list feature also allows you to cite the list in your choice of citation styles. The styles are not always formatted correctly, but you can always polish them up! Questions? Stop by OR [email protected] Blessings!

[02/13/20]   Exegetical worksheets? Western Civ topics? DRW? Thesis? We are here for you! Stop by the library or email [email protected] - we are happy to help!

[02/04/20]   Celebrating African American History month in the library with "Profiles in Courage," highlighting the extraordinary men and women who made a difference in the fight for equal rights. Pick up a book by or about great Americans who made a difference in securing civil rights for all.

[01/27/20]   Struggling with studies? Think that you might? Study Support Center has willing tutors available Tues., Wed., and Thurs. nights, 7 - 10 PM, in the Library Study Center. They are happy to help!

Seize the book - especially if it is a textbook or required reading and is on reserve in the library! Happy Spring 2020!

Library | Patrick Henry College (PHC)

While you were away, the librarians were busy preparing a new library catalog for you. We think it is pretty wonderful, if we may be so bold. Please check it out by visiting our updated library homepage. Run a search and see what you find! Would you believe that your searches will now reveal items in our eBook collection, online databases, as well as our print collection? You may find yourself needing to use the search refining options now because a standard search reveals too many options! (From Mrs. Pensgard's ASE) The mission of Patrick Henry College Library is to provide quality information services, resources, and facilities to the campus learning community.

[12/05/19]   Items checked out now have a due date of 12/14 - please, please, please return all items before you leave unless you have approval. We would love to have everything home for the holidays - to get ready for next semester! Blessings on your studies!

[12/02/19]   In order for you to have any hope of receiving the ILL in time to use it in your research paper, midnight tonight is the deadline for requesting Interlibrary Loans.

The due date for everything is no later than 12/6. With the 7 day grace period, you can return all items by 12/14 without fines. If you have a multi-semester project, such as a thesis or DRW, or a professor approved extension, please see me or Mrs. Pensgard for instructions on library due date extensions.

You are almost there! Prayers are with you all!

[11/25/19]   Friendly reminder: ILL’s and PHC books now have a due date no later than Dec. 6. There’s a 7 day grace period meaning all items must be returned prior to dorms closing on Dec. 14 at 3 PM to avoid end of semester fines.

If you have a multi-semester research project – thesis, DRW, incomplete, or a professor has granted an extension past dorms closing, check in with Mrs. Thornhill or Mrs. Pensgard to get on the exceptions list and extend your due dates.

Last day to request an ILL is Sunday, Dec. 1, at midnight. ILL requests placed after that time will be deleted unless you are on the exceptions list.

You can do this! If you need us, we are here for you!

Smile for your day... from the PHC Library!

"...we here highly resolve... that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth." Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address, November 19, 1863.

Today in History: Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address, 1863

The World According To Geek Girl

[11/06/19]   Thought for paper season: "If you wait until conditions are perfect, you’ll never write a thing. It’s always a matter of the will. The songs won’t create themselves, and neither will the books, the recipes, the blue-prints, or the gardens." (Andrew Peterson) Time to get writing?

[11/05/19]   Research tips: Find an overview of your topic in an authoritative dictionary or encylcopedia; look for the names of people, places, events, and dates that you can use in a keyword search; refine the topic; search the print and ebook collections of the library and check out books :). For more specific sources, search journal articles in JStor, ProQuest, Academic Search Premier. And, as always, [email protected] . We are here for you!

[10/31/19]   Here for Fall Break? So are we!

Thursday-Friday 10/31-11/1 8:30am-5:00pm
Saturday-Sunday 11/2-11/3 Closed
Monday-Tuesday 11/4-11/5 8:30am-5:00pm
Wednesday 11/6 Normal hours resume

Yes, a book is an astonishing thing!

This is too good not to pass on! PHCers, it's paper season! Remember to cite your sources and if you need help, we are here for you!! (Meme courtesy of Dr. Kristina Lobenhofer Tanner)


[10/07/19]   PHC Library hours for October Break:

Wednesday-Friday - 10/9-10/11 - 8:30am-5:00pm

Saturday-Sunday - 10/12-10/13 - Closed

Monday - 10/14 - Regular hours resume

Cheerful librarians will happily provide research assistance for your impending papers! We are here for you!

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10 Patrick Henry Cir
Purcellville, VA

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Friday 08:30 - 17:30
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