Dec 03, 2021  
2021-2022 University Catalog 
2021-2022 University Catalog

University Library

3801 W. Temple Ave.
Building 15
Pomona, CA 91768

Pat Hawthorne, Dean
Jéanne Brooks, Senior Director, Library Operations & Development
Katie Richardson, Department Chair

The University Library serves a critical role in Cal Poly Pomona's drive to be a national leader in inclusive polytechnic education. Whether virtual or in person, the Library serves as the intellectual and cultural "heart" of the campus, supporting student success by bringing people and information together in innovative ways. The Library provides all members of the university community with effective and equitable access to the recorded information necessary to support the university's teaching and learning, research, and public service mission, to respond to the needs of all members of the campus community to be library and information literate, and to provide a rich independent learning environment where scholarly information can be explored and assimilated into knowledge.

The University Library supports learning, both virtual and in person. Librarians work to prepare students not just for academic success, but for informed decision-making in careers and as citizens. Librarians work directly with students through a program of course-integrated library instruction, and with faculty on research assignment design and course preparation.

Library Resources & Services
  • The University Library collections reflect the broad range of CPP's academic programs, offering more than 1 million electronic and print resources in a wide range of academic disciplines.
  • The Library website - - connects users to both the print and digital collections.
  • Additional materials are available from other university libraries through interlibrary loan/resource sharing.  For more information, visit this site:
  • CPP students, faculty, and staff may check out and renew material with their Bronco card which serves as a library card.
  • Access to online resources from off-campus is easy - CPP students, faculty, and staff can log into their library account with their Bronco name and password.
  • Course Reserve Services provides short-term (2-hour and 24-hour) checkout of materials to support many courses, in both electronic and physical format. To find items on course reserves, visit this site:
  • The Special Collections and Archives unit houses the University Archives, the Southern California Wine Industry Collection, the Pomona Valley Historical Collection, and the W. K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Library. For more information on collections, events, and exhibitions, visit our website at:
  • The W. K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Library is one of the world's largest public collection of Arabian horse materials. It is available by appointment to anyone interested in doing research on the Arabian horse.
Research Assistance and Instruction
  • Research assistances is available in a variety of ways- in-person, via online chat, by telephone, or via email. Visit our website at
  • Personalized research consultations may also be done via telephone or email or virtually with a specific librarian.  Email the librarian to request an appointment; their contact information is available on this website:
  • Need help with a specific subject? Every college and discipline have an assigned librarian with special subject expertise.  Find the list of librarians here:
  • The Library hosts a series of workshops each semester on topics ranging from avoiding plagiarism to research tools and techniques. These offerings all aim to support students with their research and education needs - to find out more, check out:
  • The Library offers a 3-unit General Education Area E course called LIB 1500 - Information Literacy for the Digital Age . This course focuses on the development of skills necessary to find resources, answer research questions and determine the accuracy and authoritative nature of the resources they use.  This course also analyzes how scholarship forms a long-term conversation between yesterday's experts and today's researchers.  These concepts and skills are put into practice through participation in the Wikipedia online community, expanding and improving one of their many article stubs.
Library Technology
  • When the Library building is open, students can log into more than 100 library computers with their Bronco name and password.
  • Wireless internet access is available throughout the building and courtyard.
  • The Library offers a variety of technology on loan including laptop computers, iPads, and hot spots.
  • The Media Studio, located on the 2nd Floor, has specialized hardware and software to create multimedia projects and presentations. Using the Media Studio is free for students but requires a reservation which can be made using your Bronco name and password.
  • Self-service printers, scanners, and photocopiers are available, and assistance is available at the IT help desk on the 2nd Floor.
Learning Spaces
  • Study spaces are available on Floors 1-6, including individual study spaces and group study rooms.  Floors 1, 5, and 6 are quiet floors.
  • 42 group study rooms are available by reservation:
  • The library has four classrooms dedicated to support library instruction.
  • The Faculty Reading Room is located on the 2nd Floor, providing dedicated work and study space for faculty to work independently or in groups, as well as a small conference room for meetings.
  • In partnership with the library, the Learning Resource Center offers free tutoring on a drop-in basis for a variety of courses throughout the school year. For more information, visit the LRC website at:
  • The Maker Studio, a collaboration between University Library, the Office of Academic Innovation, and faculty members across the university, is located on the 2nd Floor and is open to all CPP students. Check the website for hours and services:
  • The Children's Collection on the 3rd floor, a collaboration with the College of Education and Integrative Studies, features toys, books, and furniture for students who want to bring their children to the library. For more information, visit
  • Anyone under 18 without borrowing privileges (Bronco Card, reciprocal school ID, or visitor card) must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Starbucks is located on the first floor of the library.

For more information, visit the Library's website at, or call (909) 869-3074.