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MPS Betsy and Bill Vorsheck Library/Research Center: Home

Mercyhurst Preparatory School Library

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

You can access our print catalog and online databases, visit the research guide for your classes, or use one of our many resources. To search the books in the library, click on MPS Library Catalog and use the search engine that appears in 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 complete this online form ONE WEEK before bringing your class down.

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, visit our Whatspot resource calendar and log in using your account credentials. If you've never signed into your Whatspot account, send an email to Kristin Lynch so she can resend your email invitation to join. Once you're signed into Whatspot, you'll be able to view when school resources are available and reserve them.

Thank you!

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

And Even More New Acquisitions

Librarian

Mrs. Joanne Sacco Ganger
jsaccoganger@mpslakers.com

Library Hours

Monday – Thursday
8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Friday
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Featured Books at the MPS Library