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Pacific College of Oriental Medicine Library - San Diego Campus

San Diego Library
The college’s three campus libraries (Chicago, New York and San Diego) have a cumulative collection of nearly 30,000 titles of print and non-print materials, in multiple formats. In 2001, the San Diego campus library moved into a new 2,500 square feet remodeled wing of the campus. This modern facility provides a setting conducive to studying, research, and using Internet accessible computers. It has an invaluable collection, including over 17,500 books, journals, research papers, media, and anatomical models. The scope of the collection includes Traditional Oriental and Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Herbology, Basic and Biological Sciences, Complementary Medicine, Massage Therapy, Consumer Health, Chinese Medical Classics, the Pacific Symposium lectures and special collections in Chinese including Dr. Richard Yeh’s private medical classics, materials in Japanese and Korean and other donated private collections. The library supports the educational, clinical and research programs for students, faculty, and alumni. It is also open to community health professionals and interested consumers and patients.

There are many resources available in Pacific’s library, including journals of Eastern & Western medicine, books, audiotapes and videotapes. The print collections currently include over 17,500 books, journals (50 current titles), a non-print collection containing over 4,500 items of educational software i.e. CDs, DVDs, videos and audiotapes. The library has a Special Collection of Chinese language monographs, a variety of articles, and research papers written by masters and doctoral students. Doctoral Capstone dissertations are available for reference use in the library. Required and recommended texts for each semester can be requested at the library’s Reference/Circulation Desk, also known as the Front Desk. Click for San Diego's Online Library Catalog.

Equipment & Resources
The computer media lab has 11 workstations. There are currently 9 PCs and 2 Macintosh computers, 2 VCR/TVs, an audio tape player, and copier/printer for use in the library. Computer use is on a first-come first-served basis. A library assistant and/or Work Study student assistant are available during regular library hours to help students with questions. Health Information Literacy instruction is provided in several PCOM classes. In addition, computer tutorials for database access are available online and special assistance/training is provided to students, staff and faculty.

E-mail Services
Pacific College provides its students with free e-mail accounts and service. To obtain your password, please complete an application in the college’s Information Technology Office.

Borrowing Privileges
A PCOM student ID is required to check out library materials. Books may be checked out for two weeks. Materials may be renewed once, at the front desk, or by calling. Audio, video tapes and CD/DVDs may be checked out for one week. Materials may be returned to the library desk assistant or placed in the library lobby’s book return box.

Library Hours:
Special hours for holidays are posted. The library is closed for semester breaks. Hours subject to change.


8 am - 7:00 pm
8 am - 8:00 pm
8 am - 8:00 pm
8 am - 8:00 pm
9 am - 5 pm
10 am - 2 pm
Closed Major Holidays: See Special Postings


Fines for Overdue Materials:
Books: 0.25 per day
Audio & videotapes: 0.50 per day * Replacement Fees are $15.00 plus the cost of replacing the item. Unpaid fines may result in denial of registration, transcripts, or other administrative requests.

Online Library Catalog
Through the San Diego campus’s online catalog, users are able to look-up books, journals, videos, media, reference papers and more. In addition, circulation- borrowing records including borrowers, checkout and returns are also a part of this system. Click here to search the San Diego campus's Online Library Catalog. The online system also has look-up capabilities of the Chicago and New York campus holdings.

Databases & Resources: includes Journals, E-books, etc
For a list of free health information websites, please visit our Library Databases page.

Contact us:
Phone: (800) 729-0941 Ext. 132
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