Marshburn Library, a House of Information

by Jessica Boggs '03

Azusa Pacific University takes great pride in providing its students and faculty with state-of-the-art facilities to further their education. An example of such facilities is one of the two university libraries is the William V. Marshburn Memorial Library located on East Campus. It was built in 1963, and has been renovated and upgraded several times since. The building is home to a plethora of educational tools for patrons to access, including a microform collection, a writing center, computers, the Sakioka Technology Training Center, the Ed Peterman Reading Room, and a theology and reference room.

Via the university’s website, Marshburn offers access to more than 100 online resources. These electronic systems include indexing and abstracting databases, more than 8,000 full-text journals searchable by the periodical finder (Serials Solutions) database, and in excess of 2,000 electronic books through NetLibrary and the Library of American Civilization.

Another Marshburn feature is the George Alden Media Center, which boasts a large collection of audio and visual equipment for patrons to access, including musical scores, CDs, foreign language tapes, videos, and sermons.

Group study rooms are also available for groups of two or more. The rooms are all equipped with a white board, while some of them have unique features to them such as a CD player or a TV.

There is a 24-hour study area in the library lobby where students can study, talk with friends, enjoy a cup of coffee, or just relax. Laptop hookups and wireless capabilities are also available. The Cornerstone Café is adjacent to the study area where coffee, fruit drinks, pastries, Scantrons and blue books are sold for.

The library is open Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-11 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday 2-10 p.m. Marshburn is open to the APU community as well as the community. For more information, contact the library at (626) 815-6000, Ext-3847.