About PHC Library

Library, Michael Kucks with Students

Mission Statement

For the glory of God and in support of the mission of Patrick Henry College, the mission of Patrick Henry College Library is to provide quality information services, resources, and facilities to the campus learning community within the framework of the college’s classical liberal arts curriculum.


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Library Hours

Fall & Spring Semesters

Sunday: Closed
Monday – Thursday: 8:30 AM – 11:00 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM


Sunday: Closed
Monday – Friday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: Closed



Patrick Henry College Library
Ten Patrick Henry Circle
Purcellville, VA 20132
Phone: 540-441-8400
Fax: 540-441-8409
E-mail: library@phc.edu


Library Staff


Sara Pensgard

Director of the Library


As Director of the Library, Mrs. Pensgard leads all aspects of PHC library operations. She works with the faculty and administration as appropriate to ensure that the resources, services and facilities offered by the library meet the needs of the PHC learning community. The Library Director reports to the Administrative Dean of Academic Affairs and is a full member of the Faculty Senate. Mrs. Pensgard earned a BA in economics and international studies from Northwestern University and an MA in information science and learning technologies from the University of Missouri.

Jen Lackey

Public Services Library Assistant


The Public Services Library Assistant, Mrs. Lackey, manages the Circulation Desk of the library, including overseeing course reserves, interlibrary loan services, and special book displays as well as resolving patron questions about their library accounts. Mrs. Lackey has a BS in art with a minor in business administration from Radford University.


Jennifer Sillars

Technical Services Library Assistant

Mrs. Sillars works in the library part-time, conducting the technical services functions of the library. She receives and catalogs new acquisitions and maintains periodical subscriptions. Mrs. Sillars holds a BA in general and biblical studies from Briercrest Bible College.

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