Community Members are welcomed and encouraged to use the University of the Pacific Library.

Community members are welcome to use the library.  Our hours for community members are:
Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday - Saturday: 7:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Community members can seek answers to their research-related questions by asking a Librarian. For information about when a librarian is available, see our Research Help page.

Community members have access to the entire library collection of over 234,000+ print books, and periodicals. Check out of material can be done by obtaining a Community Members Library Card. This only requires being 18 years of age or older, and a valid picture ID (driver’s license or state issued ID).

This includes:

  • Total Checkouts: 10 books at a time
  • Loan Period: 28 days for most books
  • Renewals: One 28-day renewal for most books

Community members may connect their personal laptops and other mobile devices to the wireless guest network, Pacific_Guest. (some online registration is required—please see a staff member for assistance).

Licensure agreements for many journal article databases permit searching within the library facility by community members. Please contact the library if you have specific questions about online resources. Popular open access databases include:

The University Special Collections and Archives is open to the community, Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. This includes access to their manuscriptbook and digital collections. Special Collections preserves, collects and provides access to collections with focus on California, American History and the University of the Pacific. 

University of the Pacific Scholarly Commons includes online access to both published and unpublished works by the University of the Pacific community including journal articles, books, book chapters, theses, dissertations, reports, conference proceedings, teaching materials, data sets, university publications, and digital and multimedia collections. Contributions to this repository showcase the intellectual and creative output of University of the Pacific faculty, students and staff, ensuring long-term preservation and worldwide electronic accessibility. For more information please contact the repository administrator.

More information on the University of the Pacific’s standards can be found within the Library Code of Conduct policy.