Welcome to Pepperdine Libraries’s Collections page. Here you can learn about the vast amount of items accessible to our users.
There are more than 2.2 million items in our General Collections available to the Pepperdine community via our catalog. If you include items available through interlibrary loan, then that number increases a thousandfold. For your convenience, we have also implemented a one-step search for ebooks, e-videos, and physical items.
During COVID-19, stacks are closed for browsing. However, books and media may be requested online and picked up at any of our locations. For safety reasons, it is not possible to obtain print materials from other institutions at this time. Patrons are still encouraged to make interlibrary loan requests, and we will do our best to locate an electronic version.
Boone Special Collections and University Archives
Special Collections and University Archives consist of rare books, archives, and other historic documents that support research in multiple disciplines. Special Collections is also home to the extraordinary Saint John's Bible, the Malibu Collection, and the Churches of Christ Heritage Collection. You can search objects Special Collections and University Archives with this browse tool.
Pepperdine Libraries' Digital Publications is a repository for research and scholarly output selected by individual university departments and centers on campus. Our publishing platform, Digital Commons, provides instant access to full text works and preserves these materials in an open access secure digital environment.
Pepperdine Libraries' Digital Collections support discovery of and access to a wide variety of digital materials related to Pepperdine University's history and unique archival holdings. Items in the digital collections, which you can search using our publishing platform CONTENTdm, derive from two main sources:
- Special collections and archival material: Rare books, photographs, films, yearbooks, newspapers, and biographical collections of all types
- Malibu historical materials: Newspapers, books, photographs, ephemera, and more from Pepperdine Libraries' Malibu Historical Collection
To learn what informs our decisions in collecting, visit our Collection Policies page.