Stanton University Student Library

The Stanton University Library offers an array of services to aid graduate study and research. Both on campus and off, you can access helpful materials for your academic needs. Library access is granted for quarters in which you are registered.

SU students also have access to the university’s online library system, Stanton Library Online Populi System, which can be accessed anywhere at any time by students on their computers. Students are able to use this program to search the availability of physical books at Stanton University Library.

Library Mission

The mission of the Stanton University Library is to serve as an information center for students to discover, create, and share knowledge. The structure is designed to establish and preserve a learning environment that will progressively support the learning objectives of the programs while also supporting the mission of the university. The physical resource collection includes suitable books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, student handbooks, local journals, and dissertations from previous Stanton University students.

Research services

Stanton University students may:

  • Search library article and research databases.
  • JSTOR Database – JSTOR is Stanton University’s official online library Catalog. Students can access JSTOR on campus using the campus Wi-Fi. Students off-campus access JSTOR through their Populi student account.
  • LIRN Databases – Students and faculty can access LIRN from any computer with internet connection. However, only faculty and registered students have access to Stanton University’s LIRN. Please contact our librarian Mrs. Jessica Medina at jmedina.library@stantonuniversity.com or 714-539-6561 EXT. 120 for the login information.
  • Put in an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) request to borrow from another library.
  • Use books on Reserve within the library and/or check out other library books.
  • Ask our Librarian to receive research assistance in person, through e-mail, or on the phone.

Loan Rule Information

Material Type Loan Period Fines Max Items Out Renewal Lost After
General Collection

 

28 Days 0.25/day 5 1 60 Days
Reserved Books

 

1 Hour – Library Use ONLY N/A N/A N/A N/A
Periodicals Library Use Only N/A N/A N/A N/A

Replacement cost for lost Stanton University materials will range in price, depending on each individual item. Students are responsible to pay for any lost items.

Fees may be assessed for materials returned in a damaged condition.

Patron responsibility. The Librarian will provide you with a receipt at the time of checkout that notes the due date and sends courtesy reminders/overdue notices to your provided email address. However, whether or not you receive these notices, you are responsible for returning materials that have been checked out on time.

Reserve Materials

Reserve materials that instructors have put aside for use while taking the class are available for some courses at Stanton University. Reserve materials are designated as library use only and are not allowed out of the library. Reserve materials are for Stanton University students use only and have a one-hour time limit due to being high demand items.

Computer Access

Stanton University provides several computers with internet access for students to use on campus. Please notify the Librarian about any internet disconnection issues, but note that there are some instances where internet connection issues are out of the Librarian’s hands. In order to connect to personal devices, ask the Librarian for Stanton University’s Network username and password. There is no guarantee that you will be able to make a wireless connection on personal devices. Furthermore, the library assumes no responsibility for the safety of equipment or for wireless device configurations, security, or data files resulting from connection to the library’s wireless access.

Photocopying and Printing

Students have access to a shared black/white photocopier located in the Library. There are instructions next to the computers as well. All students are required to obtain a library print card in order to print and/or make copies. The cost of attaining a new print card is $5.00 which can be paid by providing the Librarian with the EXACT amount of cash or debit/credit in the front office. The cost to make copies or to print is $0.10 per page, $0.20 if it is double sided. Cards can be replenished by increments of $.50 and students are responsible for their cards. Stanton University is not liable for lost/stolen print cards.

Stanton University does not operate a bookstore. However, textbooks, reference materials, and some general supplies are available through the university’s library while it is open.

Copyright 

At Stanton University, it is our policy to meet our mission while operating within the spirit and letter of the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U. S. Code, Sections 101-122).

This policy addresses copyright in the context of Library services only. All faculty and students are responsible for understanding copyright laws as it will certainly apply to all of their academic activities. The Association of Research Libraries maintains a website with copyright resources for teaching faculty. It focuses on key portions of the copyright laws that pertain to universities including “fair use” (section 107), the Teach Act (section 110), and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Patron Usage and Library Environment

Maintaining a Safe Environment

In order to provide a safe place for patrons and staff, any dangerous behavior is not permitted.

  1. Children (individuals under the age of 18) must be accommodated by a parent, guardian, and/or responsible caregiver at all times, no exceptions.
  2. Smoking, the use of tobacco products, and the consumption of alcoholic beverages are not prohibited in the library.
  3. Food and drink are allowed within the library, but please be respectful and clean up after yourself. In addition, absolutely no drinks are allowed by the computers.
  4. Defacing library materials or other library property is prohibited.
  5. Climbing or standing on furniture, running, parking bikes/scooters/skateboards in front of the entrance, etc. is hazardous and is forbidden.

Maintaining an Environment Conducive to Library Use

Any disturbing behavior that hinders with another person’s ability to use the library efficiently or staff to perform their job is prohibited. This includes the following:

  1. Making and/or receiving telephone calls should be conducted outside of the library. (Due to the architectural build of the campus, it is best to use your cell phone away from the library and/or classrooms).
  2. Soliciting, selling, interviewing, etc.
  3. Personal listening devices that disturb others nearby.
  4. Harassing, annoying, verbally abusing, threatening, etc. toward another individual.
  5. Excessive, offensive and/or obnoxious odors that become over-powering to others.
  6. Bringing animals into the Library (with the exception of animals required by persons who are physically challenged).
  7. Behaving in a disorderly or loud manner.

Consequences for not abiding by Library Rules

  1. Depending on the situation, patrons may be given a warning by the Librarian and/or asked to leave.
  2. In the cases in which a patron poses a clear danger to her/himself or to others, violates a law, or refuses to leave the library after being asked to leave by the Librarian will result in the police being called.

Stanton University Library Hours

Monday     9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday     9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday     9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Thursday     9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Friday     9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays               Closed

Closing Procedures

The Library begins closing procedures 10 minutes prior to closing time. This includes photocopiers and computers being shut down 10 minutes before closing time.  Please plan your research activities accordingly.

SU Suggestion Box

We strive to provide students with quality services and welcome helpful feedback and/or suggestions. Students can submit their comments online using the following link or obtain a paper copy to put into the black Suggestion Box located near Seminar Room #2.

Library/University Suggestions

Class Presentation Request (Faculty Use Only)

If you would like to have the Librarian visit your classroom and give your students a short (10-20 minutes) presentation about Library Resources, please fill out the form below.

Please note, requests MUST be made at least one week in advance and be approved.
Library hours are between 9:30 AM and 6:30 PM and our Librarian typically goes to lunch between 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Please keep these times in mind as you submit a request.

Class Presentation Request Form