The collections of the Alliant Library are represented in the University’s online library catalog and total over 140,000 physical volumes, 300 current print journal subscriptions, and 1,500 videos. The Alliant Library shares access to online resources, including 50 research databases, full-text content from over 16,000 journals, and 70,000 e-books. Resources that are not available on-site may be requested from other Alliant locations via the shared online catalog or from LINK+, a network of California and Nevada libraries, with over thirty million titles.
In each Alliant library location, computers are available to access the Internet, electronic books and journals, and online research databases, such as PsycINFO, Lexis-Nexis, OCLC FirstSearch, Digital Dissertations, Social Science Citation Index, Medline, ERIC, and Criminal Justice Periodical Index. Most of these online resources may also be accessed from home or office. The Alliant Library is also open to the public.
An accomplished staff of librarians and support personnel provide services across the University and to distance learners. Services include reference, bibliographic research consultation, information literacy instruction, interlibrary loan, document delivery, and course reserves.
Hurwich Library (San Francisco Campus)
Alliant’s Hurwich Library maintains a comprehensive collection of print and electronic resources in clinical psychology, forensic psychology, neuropsychology, organizational behavior, psychopharmacology, cross cultural studies and education.Additionally, library patrons can find the Law School book collection. The collection includes current California Annotated Codes, California Appellate and California Supreme Court cases, several law dictionaries, and a full set of Uniform Laws Annotated. Plus, CalJur3d Califonia law encyclopedia, California Jury Instructions, Witkin, Summary of California Law, Evidence, Procedure, and Criminal Law, West’s California Digest, 2d, various law school study books, and a special selection of books on immigration issues. Law students also receive online access to the extensive Lexis law database resources and the Internet.
The collection is supplemented by lending agreements with regional library consortia and can also draw on resources from other Alliant Library locations. Bibliographic instruction and presentations on library research methods are given to classes throughout the year. The librarians provide onsite assistance, as well as by phone and email to students with individual research and reference questions
This gracious facility includes places where students can conduct online research, meet in small study groups, and participate in library instruction. In addition, there is a video lab for students in the interviewing and observation classes.
One Beach Street, Suite 100
San Francisco, CA 94133-2221
Phone: (415) 955-2131
Information Resource Center (IRC) (Irvine Campus)
A satellite of Alliant’s San Diego Library, the Irvine Library, the Information Resource Center (IRC), maintains a small collection on site to support students’ academic work, an assessment materials collection, computer work stations for students’ use, and a pay-for-print printer/copier.
Irvine Information Resource Center
2855 Michelle, Suite 300, Room 316
Irvine, CA 92606
Kauffman Library (Fresno Campus)
Services of the Kauffman Library are planned to meet the special curricular and research needs of all academic programs on Alliant’s Fresno campus.
With book, dissertation, audiovisual, journal, and psychological test collections, this specialized library is strong in its emphases on reference and research services. The library provides access to a growing collection of electronic resources that includes electronic books, course reserves, and many internet based research databases, such as: PsycInfo, PsycArticles, Lexis-Nexis, Medline, Proquest Dissertations, LGBT Life, and EBSCOhost.
Psychological testing materials for theFresnocampus assessment classes are managed by the library and include testing materials, electronic databases (Mental Measurements Yearbook and Health and Psychosocial Instruments) and a collection of test reference materials. The library also serves as the archive for the San Joaquin Psychological Association.
5130 East Clinton Way
Fresno, California 93727
Phone: (559) 253-2265
Fax: (559) 253-2223
Los Angeles Library
Students and faculty at Alliant’s Los Angeles Library have access to a variety of electronic indexes and databases, many of which include full-text articles and books. Databases such as Academic Search Premier, Business Source Complete and PsycINFO are available on public-access computers in the Library and may be searched, via the Web, from students’ homes and offices. Materials that are not owned by Alliant are available through LINK+ and interlibrary loan. Library users are allowed to use other participating LINK+ libraries directly through the visiting patron program.
Alliant librarians are available to:
- answer reference questions in person, by email, and over the telephone
- orient new students on library resources, policies and procedures, and principles of information competence
- tutor students (individually and in groups) about information resources and the intricacies of database searching
- provide customized class presentations on specialized topics such as locating measuring instruments for dissertation research and psychometric information about them
- provide individual research consultations (by appointment) to assist students and faculty in performing comprehensive literature searches on a particular topic for their dissertations, doctoral projects, journal articles, book chapters, etc.
- develop print and electronic research guides on various topics and databases
- and select books and other materials for the library’s collection to meet the unique research needs of Alliant students.
Los Angeles Library
1000 South Fremont Ave.Unit 5
The Sacramento Library is part of Alliant’s “floating” collection, in which physical resources are available to students, faculty and staff at all Alliant campuses. These resources are not available for public use.
Computers are available to score assessments, access the Internet, the Alliant Library Catalog, electronic books and journals, and a variety of Web-based databases, including EBSCO, ProQuest, JSTOR, Mango Languages, and the LINK+ system, which allows borrowing from partner public and academic libraries.
An MLIS librarian is available for database instruction and searching assistance. A number of tutorials for using library resources are available at http://alliant.libguides.com/sacramento.
2030 West El Camino Avenue, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95833-1867
For hours and closure dates:
Walter Library (San Diego Campus)
The Walter Library houses the largest collection for the Alliant Library System. The library is open to the public for research purposes.
Visiting patrons have access to the book and journal collections and online databases for on-site use only. Patrons with a Friends of Jung or an Alliant Alumni Card may check out circulating books. Friends of the Library Card holders and FOJ library card holders do not have remote access to the databases, assessment materials, A/V or interlibrary loans/ paging/ LINK+ privileges. Alumni cards are available through the Alliant San Diego Alumni Office and are available at no cost.
The Walter Library is a hub for academic support services for San Diego students and is located in one of the most striking architectural facilities on Alliant’s Scripps Ranch Campus.
10455 Pomerado Rd.
San Diego, CA 92131-1799
Phone: (858) 635-4511