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TRIM History of the Church of the Brethren  

Intensive course on introduction to the history of the Church of the Brethren. Primary focus will be on an exploration of the social historical contexts in which the Brethren emerged from Europe. Offered through Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center.
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Library hours and getting a library card

Your class begin meeting when Elizabethtown College begins it's spring break period. The High Library will have shorter hours during this time. The following is when the library will be open. When the library is open you are welcome to come in and use the collections.

Mar. 3 - Mar. 7 open 8:30am-5pm
Closed Sat. Mar. 8,
Sun. Mar. 9 reopens 6:30pm - 1am
Regular spring semester hours resume Mon. Mar. 10 - these are:

Mon. - Thurs. 7:45am - 1am
Fri. 7:45am-10pm
Sat. 10am-9pm
Sun. 12 noon - 1am

 Getting a Library Card: As a student of the Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center, you may get a free library card for the duration of your current class. Your class will begin March 7 and continue until the deadline for your final research paper, April 21, 2014.This library card will allow you to borrow materials from the High Library. You will be allowed to borrow no more than 8 items at a time. In order to get your library card please bring a valid drivers ID to the High Library main circulation desk located on level 2. The staff will check your ID against aclass roster. You will receive your library card at that time. You will be allowed to borrow books for 4 weeks. 



My special thanks to Peter Depuydt, Reference Librarian and Archivist at the High Library. Peter offered insight and ideas in the creation of this research guide. Thanks Pete!


Introduction to using the High Library

Welcome to your Library Research Guide! I have developed this guide to:

  • introduce and explain some services that are available to you through the High Library to assist you in your class research
  • provide helpful links to some potentially helpful online resources
  • provide an easily available tool containing links and information that you can access 24hours a day through the Internet

Throughout your intensive work for this class, please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. Remember every question is important and we are here to help. If I am not available, please feel free to contact any librarian at the High Library.

To access the High Library webpage visit the following link:

The High Library webpage is available 24/7 online. From this page, you can click on "Ask Us" information on how to text , email or call a librarian for assistance

To contact me - you can email me at pennimans [at] or call me at 717-361-1428. Additional contact information is available in my profile located on this page on the right.

 To use this guide, click on any of the tabs running across the top of the guide page. Each tab contains helpful information to assist you in your research.

 The High Library is located on the campus of Elizabethtown College. We are located next to the Brossman Student Commons. Visit for a map of the campus.

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M-F 8:30am to 5:00pm
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