The Ancilla Library

Library Hours

Christmas Break Hours

    • Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM -4:300 PM
    • No Sat. or Sun. hours
    • Closed Dec. 24-29 for Christmas and Dec. 31-Jan. 2 for New Year’s.

Contact Us

Library Phone:  574-936-8898 ex. 323

Library Staff
Cassaundra Bash, Director of Library Services:
Lora Vieting, Evening Supervisor:
Karen Lopez, Reference Librarian:

Research Resources

NOTE:  For off-campus access to eBooks, .  You will need to set a password for the new off-campus access.   Follow Library Account Login Instructions on how to set a password, or reset a forgotten password.

Looking for books, DVDs, and other items we physically own?  UseWorldCat Local  and select Ancilla College Library Gerald J. Ball under “Libraries to search” option to limit results to items available at our library.
Looking for eBooks?  Use EBSCOhost eBook Collection or Salem Science’s Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society
Looking for magazine, newspaper, or peer-reviewed journal articles?  Use our online databases:

Gale Cengage
America’s Historical Newspapers
Open Access Resources

Please return all library books, DVDs, etc. to the Library before the semester ends.  If these are not returned, you may be charged replacement costs and your transcript may be withheld from you.  Thank you.

Course Reserves

Course Reserves provide class-specific links to library and electronic resources your instructors have chosen specifically for their classes. Click to find your class-specific list of resources.

Homework Help

Center for Student Achievement is for tutoring, testing, and disability services. Math Lab is available for students needing extra help with Hawkes and math, and Writing Lab will proofread papers and help with citation.


Searching Simplified is our database searching tutorial. While it is EBSCO-specific in many ways, a lot of the basic information can be used with other databases, too.

Other Library Tutorials

Featured Tutorial:

How to Get Citations from EBSCOhost databases

How to Get Citations from Gale Databases

Special Event in the Library:  Cookies and Punch for Finals

The Library will be providing free cookies and punch across from the checkout desk during Finals Week as a Christmas treat to all students, faculty, and staff.

Coffee Bar:  Coffee, Tea, Hot Cocoa

While you’re at the library, why not enjoy a hot cup of coffee, tea, or cocoa?  Only 65 cents/cup!

Current flavors:

Coffee:  Medium Roast, Dark Roast, Espresso, French Vanilla, Caramel Creme, Double Dip Chocolate

Tea:  Organic Earl Grey Black Tea, Organic Panfired Green Tea, Tropical Citrus Green Tea

Cocoa:  Swiss Miss® Regular Milk Chocolate Cocoa, Swiss Miss® No Sugar Added Cocoa, Swiss Miss® Cocoa with Mini Marshmallows, Swiss Miss® Dark Chocolate Sensation

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