460 College Ave. (Building #4)

Phone: 717-358-4223

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Shadek-Fackenthal Library (SFL) was constructed in 1938 and renovated in 1983 & 2015. The facade features a large Greek Revival front porch with pediment and Doric columns across the front.  SFL holds more than half a million volumes of print books and periodicals covering the Humanities and Social Sciences, as well as DVDs, CDs, and microfilm on all subjects and numerous study spaces. 


Semester Hours & Access

Restricted to FOB access after 7pm. 
See Library Website for break hours and changes.


Offices & Centers


Library Collections

  • Popular & Scholarly Journals
  • International Newspapers
  • Media (DVDs & CDs)
  • Microfilm & Microfiche
  • Books  (A-BE, BG-FZ, GF-PZ, TQ-Z)
    • American Studies
    • Anthropology
    • Art
    • Athletics
    • Business
    • Classics
    • Dance
    • Economics
    • Education
    • English
    • Film
    • Government
    • History
    • Music
    • Philosophy
    • Religious Studies
    • Sociology
    • Theater

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  • 2 Classrooms 
  • Group Study Rooms
  • Individual Study Carrels
  • Lounge Seating
  • Computers
  • Media Viewing Stations
  • Printers, Copiers, & Scanners
  • Microfilm & Microfiche Readers
  • White Boards & Smart Boards
  • Water Bottle Filling Station
  • Coffee & Snacks
  • Restrooms

From College Avenue, Shadek-Fackenthal Library is situated by the intersection with James Street. 

The closest parking spots are the back-in, angled spaces (including several designated for handicap use) on College Avenue. Watch for signs restricting use on certain days for street cleaning. Visitor parking is also available in Marshall-Buchanan Parking Lot (D) and, after 4:30 p.m