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The IPS Mary S. Thelen Library

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Hours and Contact Information

IPS Mary S. Thelen Library
2001 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 102
Telephone: (703) 416-1680 Email: library@ipsciences.edu
Jeffrey Elliott – Library Director jelliott@ipsciences.edu
Jeff Balzarini - Administrative Assistant jbalzarini@ipsciences.edu

Regular Hours

Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sunday Closed


Holidays, Summer, and Between Semester Hours

Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday Closed

The Library is closed on all days (including Holidays) IPS is closed.

The Mary S. Thelen Library (or the IPS Thelen Library) is a modern library facility that is dedicated to supporting the study, learning, teaching, research, and training needs of IPS students, faculty, and staff.

Established in 1999, the Library’s mission focuses on continually growing its collections and resources to become an academic research library for materials on or related to integrating clinical psychology and Catholic/Christian theology. The Library, named in memory of Mrs. Mary S. Thelen, will grow to include more items in the upcoming academic year, within its seven major collections:

    • Circulating Collection
    • Reference Collection (print and electronic reference materials)
    • Reserves Collection
    • Serials Collection (print and electronic journals)
    • Psychological Test Collection
    • Media Collection
    • Archives & Special Collections

 

In addition, the Library provides access to full text electronic and online databases in the psychological, social and behavioral sciences, theology, and philosophy; computer workstations; audio/video equipment; and independent learning resources. IPS will continually make significant expansion of these resources and associated services in the upcoming academic years.

In addition to increasing the collections in the core area of clinical psychology, each year using the ongoing three-year Special Collections acquisitions cycle, there is a focus on acquiring materials related to the ‘three pillars’ of the IPS curriculum – Integration (of clinical psychology and Catholic/Christian Theology), Theology and Philosophy.

The IPS Thelen Library also enhances available resources by facilitating access to the collections of other libraries through cooperative agreements with the libraries of two academic institutions in the Metropolitan Washington area, and participation in various resource sharing activities with other libraries through soliNet, the Online Cooperative Library Center (OCLC) network, and membership in the Virtual Library of Virginia/Virginia Independent College & University Library Association (VIVA/VICULA).