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Welcome to the MPS Betsy and Bill Vorsheck Library/Research Center!  

Here you can access our print catalog and online databases; visit the research guide for your class; or use one of the many resources we offer.  To search the books in the library, click on MPS Library Catalog and use the search engine that comes up on your browser.  For help preparing for and crafting a paper, explore the Research and Writing section.

If you are a teacher and wish to bring your class down to the Mercyhurst University Hammermill Library, please fill in this form ONE WEEK PRIOR to bringing your class down. The form can be found here:

MPS Library Mission

The mission of the Mercyhurst Prep Betsy and Bill Vorsheck Library/Research Center is to cultivate a student-centered environment of academic discovery that encourages intellectual curiosity; personal exploration; and success in the classroom, as well as instill in students a lifelong passion for learning and reading.

Bill and Betsy Vorsheck

The MPS Betsy and Bill Vorsheck Library/Research Center is named for Betsy Hirt Vorsheck ’73 and her husband Bill who generously supported the transformation of the library, as well as the DREAM Labs, named for Betsy’s parents Audrey Sitter Hirt ’45 and Bill Hirt.  Aside from being an alumna, Audrey Hirt was also a Mercyhurst Prep teacher for several years in the 70’s.

New Books in the MPS Library

Reserving the MPS Library

To reserve the library or the library conference room, check the calendar below to make sure it hasn't already been reserved. 

Then, please email the Librarian ( with your request.

Be sure to include the date, time, class name, and number of students. Thanks!

‚ÄčPLEASE NOTE: During 2018, Term III, the library is reserved for a class every A4.

And Even More New Acquisitions


Dr. Marcia K. Farrell

Library Hours

Monday - Thursday: 7:30 - 4:00* 

Friday: 7:30 - 3:00

*Special arrangements can be made in the event you need to use the library during alternative times. For assistance, please contact Dr. Farrell at

Featured Books at the MPS Library