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We welcome you whether you are coming to attend an event, view an exhibit, explore collections, or conduct in-depth special collections research. Please use this information to help plan your visit to the Pepperdine Libraries. See maps and locations of our library locations across Southern California. You can also learn about the spaces within Payson Library, our flagship library on the Malibu campus.



Special Collections

If you plan to view materials in our collection, please contact us to schedule an appointment. Advanced notice is required to ensure the availability of materials and staff assistance.



Public Events

Explore our upcoming events, including lectures, panels, and performances -- all of which are free, and most are open to the public. 



Space Requests

Looking to film in the library? Want to book a study room? Hoping to host your next event here? Learn more about how our facilities can be used.


Visitor Information

Members of the Malibu community are welcome to visit the Payson Library on the Malibu campus to attend library programming and consult the print collections. Additionally, members of the general public who wish to use government documents online or in print at Payson Library may do so with the assistance of a librarian.

Computers, printers, and scanners in any Pepperdine Campus Library are reserved for use by Pepperdine students, faculty and staff. Members of the general public interested in accessing the facilities and services are welcome to join the Friends of the Library or become a Crest Associate. Library Associates and Crest Associates may be granted access to use computers for up to two hours a day during off-peak periods at the discretion of library staff. Alumni may also be granted limited use of public computers in order to access library databases with librarian assistance. Please check with library personnel before use and note that proper identification is required for all Associates and Alumni.

For more information about Friends of the Library and Crest membership see Giving. To receive notifications of library news and events, sign up for our email newsletter.


Note: Interlibrary loan services are always limited to current Pepperdine students, faculty and staff.