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Distance Learners

Library Services for Distance Learners and Faculty

A distance learner is defined as a currently registered student either enrolled in one of the programs identified as distance programs or lacking reasonably convenient access to a Pepperdine campus. A student who attends weekly class sessions at a Pepperdine campus is not considered a distance learner.

Please request all items from Pepperdine Libraries using Interlibrary Loan.

When requesting an interlibrary loan, choose “Pepperdine University Distance Education” under the heading Pickup Location and enter your delivery address in the Contact Address section of the request form. Pepperdine materials will be checked out to students for the seven weeks allowable under standard Pepperdine policy plus an additional two weeks to account for shipping in both directions. Items borrowed from other lending libraries are loaned at their discretion and the due dates on these materials reflect their individual policies. Renewals after the due date are discouraged, but in case of emergency, contact libill@pepperdine.edu to discuss possibilities. Due to the nature of the costs involved, we are not shipping audio-visual materials at this time. Items are shipped via UPS and should be returned to the library using the supplied return label.

Locating Books Near You

Although the Pepperdine library staff will be happy to provide materials via mail, distance learners may find that access to books is most conveniently available at a library near their work or home. To find the nearest location of a book title, access the WorldCat website (not the library database) at http://worldcat.org/advancedsearch Search for the book you need in this worldwide database, then type in your zip code to determine if a nearby library has the item. Please be aware that some libraries may require a fee for services to non-affiliated borrowers.

Please contact us with questions or comments:

Maria Brahme

Liaison Librarian for GSEP and Distance Learner Services


(310) 568-5686 or (310) 568-5670

Pepperdine University Library, West Los Angeles Campus

6100 Center Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90045