Reserves and Special Requests
As the University continues online teaching and learning, Pepperdine Libraries is firmly committed to serving the needs of our community, offering library support services for faculty and resources for students, including virtual consultations, scan on demand, and e-reserves. As part of the University's allowances for limited on-campus activities, students, faculty, and staff may reserve study seats in designated library spaces. Our expert librarians are also available around the clock to assist with your information seeking and knowledge navigation needs. For the latest information on Pepperdine’s COVID-19 Planning and Preparedness, please visit pepperdine.edu/coronavirus/.
Placing Materials on Reserve
Pepperdine Libraries will place materials on Hard-Copy or Electronic Reserves at the initiative of faculty for the non-commercial, educational use of students.
The Libraries maintain copyright compliance as stated in the U.S. Copyright Act, Section 107. Pepperdine libraries follow the Pepperdine copyright policy.
Please allow at least 2 days for processing of materials Monday-Friday. Items needed for the weekend should be received by the prior Thursday.
The beginning of the semester is our busiest time, and reserve processing can take longer. Please submit your materials a week before the semester begins to ensure that your material will be available in time for your first class meeting.
A Course Reserves form (available at the Circulation Desk) MUST be submitted with your materials. This form is used for both Hard-Copy and Electronic Reserves.
Faculty interested in placing materials on reserve should contact the following individuals
at the different Pepperdine University library campuses:
|Payson Library – Malibu Campus||Sally Bryant, Head of Access Services
|Drescher Campus Library – Malibu Campus||(Print Reserves) Kendal Copeland, Public Service Supervisor
|(eReserves) Erik Helton, Public Service Evening Supervisor
|Encino Graduate Campus Library||Sally Bryant, Head of Access Services
|Irvine Graduate Campus Library||Dillon Condon, Public Services Assistant
|West Los Angeles Graduate Campus Library||Butch San Jose, Library Assistant
|Calabasas||Kendal Copeland, Public Service Assistant
Procedures for Library Acquisitions Requests
Ordering books and other library materials
To order a single item:
- Go to WorldCat Discovery
- Search for the desired title.
- Go to the detailed record by clicking on the title.
- Click on the "Email" button and enter your library liaison's email address.
To prepare an order list:
- Go to WorldCat Discovery
- Sign in to your account or create a new account.
- Search for the desired titles.
- Click the "Add to list" button and create a public order list.
- Click on the list name to view it.
- Click the "Share" button and enter your library liaison's email address.
Didn't find your title in WorldCat Discovery?
You can also send author, title, edition/date, and ISBN information in an email to your library liaison.
You can also view our collection development policy.