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About the Andrew Norman Library

The Andrew Norman Library specializes in subjects related to human development across the life span, early childhood education and psychosocial development, special education, classroom curricula (K-12), psychology, and family therapy. All Pacific Oaks students have access to the library’s print and electronic collections whether enrolled in Pasadena or San Jose, at off-site locations, or online.

The library currently houses over 9,000 print resources and provides access to full-text and citation databases which include Academic Search Complete, PEP Archive, PsycBooks, PsycArticles, PsycInfo, ProQuest Digital Theses & Dissertations, EBSCO Electronic Journals Service, Social Sciences Citation Index, Ebrary, and a host of others.

Pacific Oaks Student ID cards serve as library cards. Items may be checked out in person or shipped to a student’s address of record. Requests for item shipping or other circulation needs may be placed in person, by phone, or via email.

Research Portal

Access our online library catalog, research databases, tutorials, and library news.

Reference Services

Reference staff at the Andrew Norman Library are available on a drop-in or appointment basis—though an appointment is strongly recommended. They are also available to provide instruction in advanced research practices, including navigation of academic databases.

Interlibrary Loan

Pacific Oaks participates in resource sharing with other libraries worldwide via Online Computer Library Center (OCLC)—providing access to materials beyond our collection. Students may submit an interlibrary loan request for a per-item fee of $4 for books and DVDs, and library staff will work to obtain the materials.

Please note that loan lengths are determined by the lending library and may differ from Pacific Oaks circulation schedules or policies.

Classroom Instruction

Working closely with faculty, our instructional services librarian provides in-class instruction in the areas of research design and practice, introduction to methodology, modes of inquiry, information literacy, and research organization.