[La Sierra University Library]

About the Library


Library Collections

The Library has more than 206,000 volumes in its book collections, plus about 48,000 bound journal volumes representing more than 1200 currently received journal titles. Extensive microfilm and microfiche collections augment the printed resources of the Library and extent the total holdings to more than 650,000 volumes. Our online databases and indexes provide full-text access to more than 17,400 full-text periodical titles.

Special collections held by the Library include resources in the Library Heritage Room and Ellen G. White Study Center pertaining to the history of Adventism. A particular strength of the Heritage Room is its collection of educational materials which cover the origin and development if the Seventh-day Adventist education system.

The William M. Landeen Collection on the History of Christianity contains materials related to the Protestant Reformation.

The Curriculum Resource Center supports the teacher education programs of the University.

Library Services

The Library's reference and circulation staffs and interlibrary loan services are able to assist faculty and students in locating needed information for study or research purposes. On-line computer and CD ROM databases are used to facilitate rapid location of information sources. For those instances when needed resources are outside the Library, computer and fax networks link the Library to area and distant libraries. The Library's membership in the Center for Research Libraries puts an extensive collection of primary research materials within easy access.

Library Staff

The Library currently employs five professional librarians, three full-time paraprofessionals, one administrative assistant, and a variable number of students. A list of staff web pages and contact information is available.

Library Networks

The Library participates in several local, regional and national information networks. Students and faculty have access to the collection of more than 40 California libraries through the LINK+ network. Interlibrary loans may be expedited with several thousand libraries throughout North American via the OCLC Interlibrary Loan network. Many of our databases are obtained through the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC)


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Last updated May 7, 2013