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Libraries and Collections

The APU libraries include the William V. Marshburn Library (East Campus), the Hugh and Hazel Darling Library (West Campus), the Stamps Theological Library (West Campus), and off-campus libraries supporting academic programs at the APU High Desert, Inland Empire, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, and Murrieta locations.

A unified catalog identifies the more than 240,000 books, media items, and 1,900 periodical titles in the libraries' print collections. More than 703,000 microforms include the Library of American Civilization, Library of American Literature, New York Times, and Educational Resources Information Center collections. The university network also provides access to more than 140 online databases, which include more than 46,000 electronic journals.

Darling Library

The holdings of the Hugh and Hazel Darling Library, located on the university's West Campus, include collections supporting computer science, education, nursing, and professional psychology programs. Darling is also where our Special Collections are housed.

Home to the Ahmanson Technology Center, there 48 computer workstations and 4 group study rooms that are available on a first-come, first-served basis. An IMT lab technician is available to help with software, hardware, and access issues.

Marshburn Library

The holdings of the William V. Marshburn Memorial Library, located on the university's East Campus, include collections supporting liberal arts and sciences, music, and business, as well as our Children's Literature Collection and Media/DVD Collection.

Marshburn also provides a 24 hour study area, group study rooms, and 40 computer workstations. It houses the Writing Center, Sakioka Computer Training Center, and Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and Document Delivery Services.

Stamps Theological Library

The James L. Stamps Theological Library, located in the Duke Academic Complex, houses the university library collections in the areas of biblical studies, theology, philosophy, church history, and ethics.

The collection currently numbers approximately 60,000 volumes, including a specialized denominational collection reflecting the rich traditions of the university's Christian heritage, and is supplemented through several consortial arrangements.

The Stamps Theological Library is an institutional member of the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) and a member of the regional Southern California Theological Library Association (SCATLA) consortium.

Regional Libraries

The libraries currently have smaller collections housed at the San Diego Regional Campus and Los Angeles Regional Site. For other regional campus students and material not found at these locations, books and media may be requested by selecting "By Mail" as the pickup location on the request screen in the library catalog. Articles may be requested through the ArticleReach option in the library's databases and via the Article Finder form. More information is available on the Interlibrary Services page. Please call (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3272 for any other questions regarding these transactions.

Check the library catalog for the location of the materials you need, and use LINK+ to request unavailable items.

Check the library catalog for the location of the materials you need, and use LINK+ to request unavailable items.

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