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Faculty: Working with the OWHL: OWHL Resources

OWHL Resources

OWHL has the following resources available for teaching and personal use:

  • Physical, audio and eBooks spanning all subjects, including English, History, Science, and Social Sciences
  • Dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other reference materials in book and digital form
  • Fiction, including physical, audio and eBooks
  • Scholarly journal articles in databases
  • Magazines and magazine articles
  • Newspapers (historical and current)
  • New York Times and Financial Times
  • Images of objects and art
  • Primary sources including documents, letters, historic newspapers, photographs
  • Interlibrary loan to obtain materials we do not own
  • Children's section
  • Extensive archive of school history
  • Machines and materials for making

OWHL Guides

Visit the OWHL Guides to find subject-specific resources and research help for all departments at PA. If you would like an OWHL Guide for your particular class, contact your liaison to determine whether a new guide should be built, or a current guide can be expanded. 

Please use this form to request library instruction only. Archives & Special Collections and Makerspace inquiries should be made directly to the folks listed below or on the Instruction page of this guide.


Digital Access to the New York Times







All members of the PA community – faculty, staff, and students – have free digital access to the New York Times through the OWHL. Once you register for an account, you will have unlimited access to the Times for one year with any electronic device.

To register for an account, go to while physically on campus and connected to PA's network. Then create a free account using your PA e-mail address.

Book Club

The Book Club is open to all PA Community adults – faculty, staff, administrators and spouses. The group meets monthly. Books are selected as a group, usually fiction best-sellers from the past few years, and discussions are held over lunch on Fridays. Please contact Emily Goss for more information.