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

Community members are welcome to use the library Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday’s from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.,  Saturday & Sunday from 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).

The Cube is a digital makerspace that provides access to an array of 3D technologies, including Virtual Reality head-mounted displays (HMDs), Virtual Reality capable computers and 3D modeling software, 360º cameras, and 3D printers.

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University of the Pacific Scholarly Commons includes online access to both published and unpublished works by the University of the Pacific community including journal articles, books, book chapters, theses, dissertations, reports, conference proceedings,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.

Limited access to copiers/printers is available with the purchase of a guest copy card.

NOTE: To print, documents must first be saved onto a USB/jump drive in .pdf or .jpg format. The USB drive can then be inserted into the printer & documents selected to print. (Documents cannot be edited from the printers.)

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

Please see the following Pacific website for additional benefits offered to Community Members by the University of the Pacific. These benefits include Professional and Continuing Education Programs, health and legal clinics, athletics events and facilities rentals.