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Location, Directions, Parking

We are located on first floor of the Martin Library of the Sciences at Franklin and Marshall College. The library is located off Harrisburg Avenue (for google maps, approximately 850 Harrisburg Avenue) between Race and College Avenues on the College campus. Parking can be difficult during the school year but can be found along the nearby 600 and 700 blocks of College Avenue and in lots off Harrisburg Avenue (the College Square and the Alumni Sports and Fitness Center lots). On campus visitor parking near the Public Safety office off Race Avenue may also be available and there are a limited number of designated visitor parking spaces available (by obtaining a permit from Public Safety) in the nearby Williamson lot.

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Directions to Franklin and Marshall College

Hours and Contact

Archives and Special Collections reading room hours for researchers are Monday through Friday, 1:00pm - 5:00pm. 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 Raab
Associate Librarian | 717.358.4225

Brianna Gormly 
Digital Initiatives Librarian
 | 717.358.4206

Chris Barnes 
Scholarly Communications Librarian
 | 717.358.4242


Mailing Address and Fax
Archives and Special Collections
Martin Library of the Sciences
Franklin & Marshall College
P.O. Box 3003
Lancaster, PA 17604-3003
FAX : (717) 358-4088

Dining and Lodging

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

Blue Line
on campus, Distler House- coffee, pastries, salads and sandwiches.
The Restaurants at Benjamin Franklin Residence Hall
on campus, Benjamin Franklin Residence Hall- all-you-can-eat  kosher, vegan, asian, pizza, pasta, burgers, fries, entrees.
Campus Corner Cafe
on campus, College Square - bagels, coffee, bagel deli sandwiches.
Fresh Farms Cafe
on campus, College Row - salads, sandwiches, soups, etc.
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
on campus, College Row - American fare "brew pub" serving lunch and dinner and handcrafted beers.

Nearby - just off campus

Sugar Bowl
one block southeast of campus at Lemon and Nevin Sts.- pizza, subs, sandwiches, strombolis.
Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers
two blocks Northwest of campus- traditional Am. fast food.
Gypsy Kitchen 
located one block from campus at Lancaster Theological Seminary Refectory- healthy and gourmet lunch entrees.
Pat's Pizzeria
one block Northwest of campus- pizza, sandwiches, subs.
Please visit the following link for more information on dining and lodgings, if staying over in the Lancaster area.