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University of the Pacific Libraries

University Library
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211

Community Members Privileges

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

Building Access
Community members are welcome to use the library Monday-Thursday 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM. Friday’s from 7:30 AM - 6:00PM,  Saturday & Sunday from 9:00AM - 6:00 PM.

Research Help
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.

Print Resources
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

Internet Access
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
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.

Electronic Resources
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:

Biomed Central Journals - BioMed Central provides a collection of free, open access, mostly peer reviewed research articles from over 100 biomedical, medicine, health, biology and biotechnology related online journals. (Note: For a few journals, only the research content is free.)

California Digital Newspaper Collection - The California Digital Newspaper Collection contains over 1,500,000 pages of significant historical California newspapers published from 1846-present.

Calisphere – University of California - Calisphere provides free access to unique and historically important artifacts for research, teaching, and curious exploration. Including one million photographs, documents, letters, artwork, diaries, oral histories, films, advertisements, musical recordings, and more.

DOAJ – Directory of Open Access Journals

HathiTrust - HathiTrust is a partnership of academic & research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.

Hearth - HEARTH is a core electronic collection of books and journals in Home Economics and related disciplines

International Financial Statistics - IMF monitors member country policies as well as national, regional, and global economic and financial developments through a formal system known as surveillance.

Internet Archive – a Non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites and more.

JSTOR open access ebooks - Thousands of titles are now available from publishers such as University of California Press, Cornell University Press, NYU Press, and University of Michigan Press. These open access books are freely available for anyone in the world to use.

Online Archive of California - Provides free public access to detailed descriptions of primary resource collections maintained by more than 200 contributing institutions including libraries, special collections, archives, historical societies, and museums throughout California and collections maintained by the 10 University of California (UC) campuses.

Open Textbook Library - The Open Textbook Library is supported by the Center for Open Education and the Open Textbook Network. These books can be downloaded for no cost, or printed at low cost and have been reviewed by faculty from a variety of colleges and universities to assess their quality.

PEDro - PEDro is the Physiotherapy Evidence Database, a free database of over 41,000 randomized trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy.

PubMed Central - Repository of articles produced with the support of NIH research grants and made publically available within 12 months of publication. Note: Not all titles and articles are available in full text.

University of California Digital Library -The California Digital Library provides transformative digital library services, grounded in campus partnerships and extended through external collaborations that amplify the impact of the libraries, scholarship, and resources of the University of California.

Holt-Atherton Special Collections and Archives
The University Special Collections and Archives is open to the community, Monday – Friday from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. This includes access to their manuscript, book and digital collections. Special Collections preserves, collects and provides access to collections with focus on California, American History and the University of the Pacific. 

Scholarly Commons
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.

Photocopy & Print Services
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.)

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

Additional University Benefits
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.