3801 W. Temple Ave.
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 efficient and equitable access to 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 - https://www.cpp.edu/library/ - 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: https://www.cpp.edu/library/access-services/document-delivery
- 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: https://www.cpp.edu/library/access-services/course-reserve/
- 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: https://www.cpp.edu/library/special-collections/index.shtml
- The W. K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Library is one of the world’s largest public collections of Arabian horse materials. It is available by appointment to anyone interested in doing research on the Arabian horse.
Research Assistance and Instruction
- The library building has more than 100 library computers students can use with their Bronco name and password.
- The Bronco Computer Lab is available 24/7 at the east entrance and has PCs, Macs, printers, and wireless internet (Wi-Fi). Students must use their Bronco ID to enter the lab.
- Wireless internet (Wi-Fi) access is available throughout the building and courtyard.
- The Library offers a variety of technology available for free loans including laptops, iPads, headphones, calculators, and hot spots. Items are available for both short and long-term loans. Details are available here: https://www.cpp.edu/library/access-services/tech-lending-program.shtml.
- Self-service printers, scanners, and photocopiers are available, and assistance is available at the IT help desk on the 2nd Floor.
- 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: https://www.cpp.edu/library/access-services/group-study-rooms/reserve-a-room.shtml.
- The Graduate Resource Center is located on the 2nd Floor, providing dedicated work and study space for graduate students 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: https://www.cpp.edu/lrc.
- 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: https://www.cpp.edu/makerstudio
- The 3rd Floor Bronco Family Space, a collaboration with the College of Education and Integrative Studies and the Office of Student Success, features toys, books, and furniture for students, faculty, or staff who need to bring younger family members to the library. For more information, visit https://www.cpp.edu/library/bronco-family-space.shtml.
- 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 https://www.cpp.edu/library, or call (909) 869-3074.