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Kingston University supports the university curriculum by providing books, magazines and audio-visual materials in the fields of business, massage therapy, traditional Chinese medicine, English as a Second Language (ESL) and general education. The library’s mission is to provide access to accurate and up-to-date information to meet the needs of students, faculty and staff. The collection consists of 1700 titles in English, Chinese and Japanese, as well as access to a professional librarian to assist with research queries.

Library Hours

The library is available for use from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.  For one-on-one professional assistance with research requests, an appointment may be made by e-mail librarian@kingston-edu.org or contacting the school administration office.

Arrangement of Library Materials
Business, ESL, Medical books, and General Eduction books are shelved separately. All books are cataloged according to Library Congress (LC) classification and are identified by a label on the spine of the book. The call number is used to shelve books on similar subjects together. They are arranged alphabetically, then numerically.
Borrowing Library Materials
A valid student ID is required to check out books, periodicals and other study aids. Books may be checked out for two weeks, and renewed for an additional two weeks. A maximum of four books may be checked out at one time. To check out library materials, please see the library staff or school administrator.
Reserve Materials / Classroom Texts

Current classroom texts are designated with a Reserve label on the spine of the book. These books are restricted to “Library Use Only” for two hours. This period may be extended, only with the instructor’s permission.

Reference Books
Titles designated with a “Reference” label, periodicals and college catalogs may not be checked out, and are available for library use only.
Overdue Materials

Students are responsible for the safety, proper use and return of all library materials they check out. No other materials may be checked out until overdue materials are returned. Students with overdue materials will be unable to request transcripts, register for additional courses or obtain other official documents from the university. A replacement cost for lost or damaged materials, plus a $10.00 processing fee per item will be charged.

Printing and Photocopies
Computer printing and Photocopies are available on request. The fee is 10¢ per copy.
Group Study / Discussion Room

Students may reserve a room in advance for group discussion and study. Arrangements must be made in advance with the school administrator.

Web Search

Students and faculty may access wireless internet connection throughout the entire campus to conduct web searches.

Kingston University subscribes to the Library and Information Resources Network, LIRN, to provide students and faculty a wide range of academic databases for their research needs with access to over 22,000 full text articles. Business collections, Health and Wellness resources, and General collections aimed at an Academic audience are included.

Members of Kingston University may obtain access to LIRN by inquiring the Librarian or the School Administrator.

Nearby Library
Pasadena Public Library Temple City Library San Gabriel Library Duarte Library
5.0 miles 3.3 miles 5.0 miles 6.5 miles

Kingston University
3871 E. Colorado Blvd., Main Tel: 626-229-9929
Pasadena, CA 91107   Tel: 562-868-6488
E-Mail: info@kingston-edu.org
 
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