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About Pepperdine University Libraries

Services for Students

InfoGuides: Start Here
Online Research Guides that are subject specific and can help with your research assignment. InfoGuides cover a variety of academic disciplines to help students quickly identify appropriate resources.

Study Rooms
Group study rooms can be reserved online in the Payson, Drescher, Irvine, and West Los Angeles Libraries.

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Get Help: Ask-an-Expert
Do you have a question you need help with? Send it to Ask-an-Expert. We'll usually get back to you within 24 hours (weekend questions are answered the following Monday).

Borrowing Materials
Find out what you can check out and for how long.

Course Reserves
Books, films and other items that have been put on reserve for a class can be checked out at the appropriate Library's Circulation Desk. These items have a limited loan period.

Electronic Journals and Databases
Get access to thousands of journal articles online through the library's databases. You can also view the entire alphabetical listing of databases, as well as select a database by type.

Loaner Laptops
Payson Library has a number of wireless laptops that can be loaned for use inside the library. They are available at the Circulation Desk. You will be required to present your Pepperdine ID card as a form of collateral until the loaner laptop is returned.

Distance Learning Students
These Web pages support the graduate Pepperdine Online Learning Program.

Interlibrary Loan
Do you need a book, or journal article that the library doesn't own? Pepperdine's Interlibrary Loan service can usually obtain the item for you. But don't wait until the last minute to request it! Books can take up to ten business days to obtain, and journal articles about a week.