Facilities

Seminary Building
Library
Bookstore
Student Housing

Seminary Building

The seminary is located in its own building at 1181 Smith Avenue in the southwest corner of the campus.

It contains the faculty and administrative offices, classrooms, Martin Chapel, prayer rooms, study area and a computer room.

The John Coffman Center and the Congregational Resource Center are also located here, and the lower level of the building houses the Master of Arts in Counseling program.

The administrative offices which serve the entire university are found in the Campus Center and the University Commons. These include the president’s office, the business office, the financial assistance office and the post office.

The seminary uses Lehman Auditorium for large public functions.

The extension in Pennsylvania is located at 1846 Charter Lane Lancaster, PA in the Greenfield Corporate Center. It contains four large classrooms, administrative offices, student computers and wireless internet access. The Sadie A. Hartzler Library on main campus functions as the primary library resource for students. Access to accredited theological libraries in Pennsylvania is also available through cooperative agreements.

Library

The Sadie A. Hartzler Library provides services and resources for student academic success and lifelong learning.

The library’s website is the place to start, with access to books (print and electronic), journal articles, streaming video, and library assistance. Materials not owned by the Hartzler Library may often be borrowed on your behalf from another library.

The Bible & Religion LibGuide provides a good introduction to the vast resources available. Librarians provide instruction in classes as well as individual help with finding and using library resources. Help is available through the library’s online chat option, Ask the Librarian email form, by making an appointment or one can drop by.

The library is open daily during the academic year, over 95 hours each week. Individual and group study spaces are available, and the library is equipped for wifi.

The study room in the seminary building has a limited selection of older materials, particularly in biblical studies. While some professors place reserve readings in the study room, most reserves will be held at the Hartzler Library, together with a much larger collection of resources designed to support the Seminary’s mission and academic programs.

The Menno Simons Historical Library houses a rich collection of Anabaptist/Mennonite and local history resources. Materials in the collection date from the earliest days of the Anabaptist movement through the present. The resources in the MSHL can be a vital resource for seminary studies. The library is open 9 a.m.—5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and is located on the third floor of Hartzler Library.

The Eastern Mennonite University Archives contains material relating to the institutional history of the university and seminary. It is located on the first floor of Hartzler Library. To access archival collections contact the Menno Simons Historical Library.

The Virginia Mennonite Conference Archives houses an extensive collection of materials documenting Mennonite life in Virginia. It is also located on the first floor of Hartzler Library. To access these materials contact the VMC archivist.

Bookstore

The bookstore, located in the University Commons beside the Royals Den, carries textbooks, school and office supplies, religious and secular trade books, gift items, EMU-imprinted clothing and novelty items, and a variety of other items.

Special orders for books and supplies not in stock are always available upon request. Purchases may be charged with a valid EMU identification, check or major credit card.

The bookstore is operated by Follett Higher Education Group and is open daily, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Royals Den

Light meals and refreshments are available at the Royals Den, located in the University Commons.

Student Housing

Seminary student housing is available both on campus and in the community. University-owned two-bedroom apartments are conveniently located near the seminary building and can be rented by single or married students. See Auxiliary Services for more information. Many rental properties are also available in the community. For information on the on-campus apartments contact the manager of apartment rentals at (540) 432-4662. For information on off-campus housing visit the eclassifieds section of the web site.

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