Omar Seddiqui Research Library
Materials at Other Libraries
Finding Materials at Local Libraries
If there are books or journal articles that you need that you cannot find at PAU, you may be able to go to another local college or university library. You can find out if libraries near you have books and journals that you need by using the WorldCat catalog.
Use the search box below to search for a book or a journal and then enter your zipcode once your search results appear to see if a library near you has the item.
Stanford University Libraries
The Lane Medical Library, the Green Library (Humanities, Social Sciences, and Government Documents), and the Education Library at Stanford are accessible by PAU students.
You can check the Stanford University Libraries catalog to see if they have a book or journal by going to http://jenson.stanford.edu.
The Lane Medical Library at Stanford is open to the public, and they cover medical and psychiatric topics that we do not cover here at the PAU Research Library. You can go there to get photocopies of books and journal articles or to download and print or email to yourself articles from journals in electronic fulltext format, but you cannot check books out from Lane Library.
Green Library at Stanford does not offer unrestricted access by the public, but you can gain entrance to the library in two ways:
One way is to borrow one of the PAU institutional Stanford library cards, which are available at the Circulation Desk in the PAU library. This card lets you in the door at Green Library and must be returned to the PAU library within 24 hours to avoid a fine of $5.00 per day. If you wish to check out books or journals from Green Library, you will need to borrow the PAU institutional card and a borrowing coupon for each item. Borrowing coupons are available from the PAU Library Staff at the Circulation Desk.
The other way to gain access to Green Library is to go there and enter information about yourself into the computers at the front entrance and show them a picture ID. This method gets you into Green Library 7 times in the next 12 months.
Other Local Libraries
To obtain rapid delivery of books from academic and public Libraries in California, visit a public Library that offers the Link Plus service. Link+ is a lending service that gives borrowers free access to thousands of scholarly books. Link+ books are delivered to your home public Library, usually within 3 or 4 days – much faster than Interlibrary Loan! For more information on Link+, check one of these websites:
PAU is a member of a consortium called the Northern California Consortium of Psychology Libraries (NCCPL Libraries), and PAU students are allowed to borrow books from the libraries of other universities in the consortium or use their journal collections after getting a borrowing card from the PAU Librarian Scott Hines.
One nearby member of NCCPL is the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (ITP), which is located in Palo Alto on East Meadow Way near the former location of PGSP. ITP has a focus on spirituality and religion in psychology, and may be a good source of books and journals in those areas. See the PAU Reference Librarian Scott Hines for assistance with finding books at ITP or other NCCPL Libraries.