- Additional eBooks, eJournals, eVideos (Updated 3/26/2020, New Items at Bottom)
- Frequently Asked Questions (Updated 3/26/2020)
The library is closed, however we will continue to provide services via phone, text, chat message, and online meeting technologies. Please contact us at any time if you need access to library materials and/or need help with finding information.
We encourage you to utilize our online resources and as well as the online materials via the catalog (Online Formats: Article, Chapter; a majority of Thesis, Dissertation; eBook; eVideo; Downloadable Archive Material) as they are all available remotely with your UWest library account. If you have any questions, you may contact us with various methods, including the messaging box at the corner of every library webpage:
Additional eBooks, eJournals, eVideos (Updated 3/26/2020, New Items at Bottom)
|Items||Type||Included in the Catalog search||Subjects||
|How to get to the items directly||Expires|
|1. RedShelf: Student Response||eTextbook seller to provide free access to its eBooks||No||All subjects||7||
|2. VitalSource: Book Shelf||eTextbook seller to provide free access to its eBooks||No||All subjects||7||
|3. JSTOR Journals & some ebooks.||4K eJournals and some 30K eBooks (not all)||Yes||All subjects||N/A||
|4. Loeb Classics Library||561 eBooks||Yes||Greek and Roman classical texts||N/A||6/30/2020|
|5. University of California Journals||34 eJournals||Yes||Humanities and social sciences||N/A||
|6. Annual Reviews||66 journals||Yes||Medicine/life science, social science, economics||N/A||4/30/2020|
|7. LA County Public Library||eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, eMovies, eTVshows, online tutorials and classes.||No||Popular books, music, TV, and films||Varies||90 days from registration. Once libraries open and you can get an actual library card for permanent access.|
|300+ eVideos||Yes||Psychology, psychotherapy, counseling||N/A||5/18/2020|
|9. Open Library / Internet Archive National Emergency Library||1.4 million+ eBooks||50% Yes||All subjects||10 books / 2 weeks||
|10. Ohio State University Press||500+ eBooks||75% Yes||All subjects||N/A||Unknown|
|11. MIT Press||2796 eBooks||Yes||All subjects||N/A||5/31/2020|
|12. University of Michigan Press||1143 eBooks||Yes||All subjects||N/A||4/30/2020|
13. Bloomsbury Digital Collections
|9,000+ eBooks||Yes||Humanities and social sciences||N/A||5/31/2020|
|14. Learning Express||18 eBooks||Yes||Tests, College Prep, Career Prep||N/A||6/30/2020|
|15. Scribd||200K+ eBooks||No||All subjects, mix of academic and popular||N/A||
||30 days from registration.|
|16. Project Muse||some 21K eBooks and eJournals||Yes||All subjects||N/A||
Frequently Asked Questions (Updated 3/26/2020)
Q: I have books checked out, do I need to return them right away?
A: All books previously due in March, April, and May have been automatically extended to May 31, 2020.
Q: I need a particular print book or article from the library, how do I get it?
A: We can scan and send you journal articles, or a small section/chapter of a book as permitted by copyright law. Use document delivery to request either any of our library items or items that the library does not have. We will deliver electronically if possible and let you know if it is not. Please keep in mind as this situation is ongoing worldwide, other institutions may not be lending physical materials.
Please also check our catalog for an e-version of the item, and the addition resources in the table above.
Q: I have some questions about using the library or doing research, how do I get help?
A: You may email, text, or message us. For more complex questions, we can also use a variety of online meeting technologies if you let us know your preference.
Q: Can I still use the graduate study room?
A: The closure of the library means you will not be able to access this floor of the ED building, thus the graduate study room will also be closed.
Q: How do I purchase print credits?
A: The accounting office is open Monday, Wednesday - Friday, 10am-12pm, 1pm-4:30pm (you may call first to confirm before heading there: 626-571-8811 ex:2123). Please pay there and accounting will forward the information for us to add to your print/copy account. Prices are listed here near the bottom of the page.