Archives and Special Collections Visitor Center

Brochures -- Location, Directions, Parking -- Hours and Contact --
-- Dining and Lodgings --

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Archives and Special Collections brochure
Herbert H. Rawnsley Autograph Collection
Benjamin Franklin and John Marshall items of interest
World War I Poster Collection
William Reichenbach Rare Book Collection
Watts de Peyster Collection: Napoleon Buonaparte
Friends of the Library application

Location, Directions, Parking

We are located on ground floor of the Shadek-Fackenthal Library at Franklin and Marshall College. The library is located at the intersection of West James Street and College Avenues along the 400 block of College Avenue. Parking can be difficult during the school year but can be found along nearby College and Buchanan Avenues, except during street cleaning days and times as posted (currently the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month for the south side of Buchanan Avenue and east side of College Avenue and the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays for the north side of Buchanan Avenue and west side of College Avenue). On campus visitor parking in the North Museum lot off Buchanan Avenue and Williamson lot off Harrisburg Pike may also be available. Permits should be obtained by visiting the Public Safety office located off Race Avenue.

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Directions to Franklin and Marshall College

Hours and Contact
Archives and Special Collections reading room hours for researchers are 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday through Friday all year. Since hours may vary during summer and holiday periods, it is recommended that those wishing to use the collection call or email in advance to confirm hours or schedule an appointment. ALL inquiries should be directed to:

 Archives and Special Collections

or individually

Christopher M. RaabArchives and Special Collections Librarian

Michael R. LearArchives and Special Collections Assistant

Mailing Address, Phone and Fax

Archives and Special Collections Department
Shadek-Fackenthal Library
Franklin & Marshall College
P.O. Box 3003
Lancaster, PA 17604-3003

Christopher Raab (717) 291-4225
Michael Lear (717) 358-4433

FAX : (717) 291- 4160

Dining and Lodgings

When visiting us from a distance, you may wish to break for lunch or a quick cup of coffee. Nearby lunch options (from least to most expensive) include:

On Campus

Jazzman's- $ -on campus, Distler House- coffee, bagels, pastries, grab-and-go salads and sandwiches.
Pandinis- $ -on campus, College Center- pizza, pasta, salads, coffee.
Campus Corner Cafe- $ -on campus, College Square- bagels, coffee, bagel deli sandwiches.
WOW Cafe and Wingery- $$ -on campus, College Row- New Orleans/Southwest inspired menu- chicken wings, wraps, burgers, salads, fajitas, soups, etc.
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant- $$ -on campus, College Row- American fare "brew pub" serving lunch and dinner and handcrafted beers.
Gibraltar- $$$ -on campus, College Square- upscale Mediterranian, with lunch menu.

Nearby - just off campus

Sugar Bowl- $ -one block southeast of campus at Lemon and Nevin Sts.- pizza, subs, sandwiches, strombolis.
My Place Pizza- $ -one block Northwest of campus- pizza, subs.
Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers- $ -two blocks Northwest of campus- traditional Am. fast food.
Subway- $ -two blocks Northwest of campus- subs.
Pat's Pizzeria- $$ -one block Northwest of campus- pizza, sandwiches, subs.
Campus Deli- $$ -two blocks Northeast of campus at Pine St. and Harrisburg Pike- New York-style deli sandwiches.

Please visit the following link for more information on dining and lodgings, if staying over in the Lancaster area.

updated 09/29/10