Pepperdine University Libraries

Image: Mark Roosa, Dean of Libraries

Dear New Student,

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Pepperdine Library. I invite you to make the Library a vibrant part of your academic life. Our goal is to support your learning and study by connecting you with collections and services you need to excel. We aim to do this in an environment that is safe, attractive, and comfortable and which supports group interactions as well as quiet study and reflection. No matter what kind of learner you are, the Library welcomes you.

Payson Library is located at the heart of the Seaver College campus. It currently provides access to a vast array of resources, including 140 databases; over 7,000 print and electronic journal subscriptions; 213,845 electronic books; access through WorldCat Local to more than 200 million titles in libraries around the world; an extensive circulating DVD collection; and a recorded sound and moving image collection composed of many old and new formats. Students have access to over 13,000 print and electronic full-text journals that cover virtually every subject under the sun.  We house 100 networked computers on the main and second floors of the Library which are available to help you explore this information universe. To acquaint yourself with our collections and services, check out our Web site or access these resources in WaveNet.

With so much information available it is easy to get overloaded. Not to worry: our expert reference librarians are available around the clock to answer your every question and to provide advice on navigating the information universe. So that we are here when you need us, the Library is open until 3 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. During finals, we're open around the clock. We also support wireless Internet access, so you can bring your laptop into the Library and connect to the University networks without supplemental cabling. Network connections in student dormitories also enable you to access the Library's electronic holdings from the comfort of your room.

We are delighted that you are here, and look forward to serving you as you embark upon your academic career at Pepperdine University.


Mark S. Roosa
Dean of Libraries


Contact Information

Phone: (310) 506-4252
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 3 a.m. Monday through Thursday
7:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday
10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday
Noon - 3 a.m. Sunday
Location: Payson Library

Visit the Payson Library website.