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The Austen K. deBlois Library of Palmer Theological Seminary is part of Eastern University Libraries. DeBlois Library serves Eastern University by providing theological resources and services to Palmer Seminary students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as to the Eastern University community. DeBlois Library staff may be reached at (484)384-2945 or semlibr@eastern.edu.


REGULAR SEMESTER HOURS (Note changed hours for Nov. 19-28, below)

Mondays-Thursdays   8:30am - 8:30pm
Fridays                   8:30am - 4:30pm
Saturdays               12:30pm - 4:30pm
Sundays                  CLOSED

Palmer Library hours will be changing for Nov. 19 - Nov. 28:
Thursday, 11/19, 8:30am - 6:00pm
Friday, 11/20, 8:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday, 11/21, 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Monday, 11/23, 8:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday, 11/24, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday, 11/25, CLOSED
Thursday, 11/26, CLOSED
Friday, 11/27, CLOSED
Saturday, 11/28, CLOSED

Important Note: Access to the building after regular office hours is limited to Seminary personnel (current students, faculty, and staff). All others (alumni, Eastern University students/faculty/staff/, SEPTLA borrowers, Friends of the Library, and members of the general public) may visit the Library between 8:30am and 4:00pm Monday-Friday.


The mission of Eastern University Libraries is to provide information access and research instruction to Eastern University’s inter-connected communities; making a difference in the world, church, and individual lives through lifelong learning and Christian service.

Warner Memorial Library collaborates with our teaching faculty to serve all its constituencies with the provision of organized collections of books and media, online resources, reference service, and research instruction.

The Austen K. deBlois Library of Palmer Theological Seminary also serves all Eastern University academic communities, primarily providing the Seminary with theological resources and library services.

Eastern University Libraries adhere to the Characteristics of Excellence applicable to libraries from the Middle States Association on Higher Education; and the standards of the Association of Colleges and Research Libraries. The Austen K. deBlois Library also conforms to standards of the Association of Theological Schools.  We assess our service through regular surveys of faculty and students.  [Revised 12-1-14]

Contact Us

James L. Sauer,
Director of University Libraries


Marvin Smith,
General Services Librarian


Jeron Ashford,
Public Services Supervisor


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