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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 over 47,000 titles of print and over 140,000 non-print materials, (E-Resources) in multiple formats. The San Diego 2,500 square feet library is a modern facility conducive to studying, research, and using Internet accessible computers. The library supports the educational, clinical and research programs for students, faculty, and alumni. It is open to health professionals, interested consumers and patients.


The Library has an invaluable collection of books, journals, research papers, media, and anatomical models. In addition, the Library Webpage includes E-resources of Online Journals, E-Books and Databases. 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, and some Japanese and Korean materials. In addition to the E-Resources, the San Diego Print Collections include over 25,000 books, journals (60 current titles), a non-print collection containing over 4,500 items of educational software i.e. CDs, DVDs, videos and audiotapes. 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 Desk- Front Desk. Click for San Diego's Online Library Catalog.

Computers, Health Information Instruction and Tutorials

The computer media lab has 11 workstations including PCs, Macintosh computers, a VCR, DVD player, and copier/printer for use in the library. Computer use is on a first-come first-served basis. A librarian, assistant or student assistant is always available during regular library hours to help students with questions. Health Information Literacy classroom instruction is provided for several masters, doctoral and clinical classes. They include use of mobile devices/apps. Click for online Tutorials based on PCOMs Health information classes and for NLM tutorials. Special one-on-one training is provided on site to students, staff and faculty.

Online Library Catalog

The San Diego campus’s online catalog enables users to look-up books, journals, videos, media, reference papers from on and off-campus.  In addition, circulation- borrowing records including borrowers, checkout and returns are also a part of this system. Click for the Online Library Catalog.

E Resources, Databases, Journals, E-books

The Library has over 250 links to E-Journals and E-books, and Databases.

Click separate links for E Journals   EBooks    Databases   

To see the full array of free health information websites. Go to Library Databases page. And also special links on the Webpage sidebar.

E-mail Services

Pacific College provides its students with free e-mail accounts and service. To obtain your password, 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 borrowed for two weeks, media for one week. Materials may be renewed once, at the front desk, or by calling. Return materials to the front desk or place in the library’s book Return box. Overdue Materials: Fines for Books: 0.25 per day, Audio & videotapes: 0.50 per day * Lost Items, Replacement Fees are $15.00 plus the cost of replacing the item.

Library Hours:

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

Monday   8 am – 8:00 pm
Tuesday   8 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 8 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 8 am - 8:00 pm
Friday   9 am - 5 pm
Saturday 10 am - 2 pm
Sunday Closed
Closed Major Holidays: See Special Postings


Contact us:

Phone: (619-574-6909) or (800) 729-0941 Ext. 132

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