Have a research question?
Click on "Ask a Librarian" ABOVE, to ask us Online
or visit the Research Help Desk!
Summer Research Help Desk Hours:
Mon-Wed: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Call Research Help Desk: 714-966-6382
Text Research Help Desk: 714-589-2406
Books in the Main Stacks:
Check out length: 3 weeks
Limit number: 50 items on account
Renewals: 2 renewals (if not requested by someone else)
Overdue Fines: 25₵ / day
Holds: Books on hold for you will be held for 1 week.
Note: This applies to VU Undergrad Students. The VU Faculty, Staff, and Grad Student check out length is 4 months.
DVDs in the Main Stacks:
Check out length: 3 days
Limit number: 3 DVDs on account
Renewals: No renewals allowed. Please return DVD before checking it out again.
Overdue Fines: $1 / day
For New Guest Accounts: Guests (non-VU student/staff/faculty) can apply for a library account. Guest must provide picture ID and utility bill when filling out application. Guest fee per year differs based on level of affiliation with Vanguard University. Please note that application may take 24 hours (Mon-Fri) for a librarian to review and approve. Guests can contact a librarian at 714-966-6382 for more information.
For Current Guest Accounts: Guest accounts are restricted to borrowing 10 books at a time.
Picture ID card acts as library card.
Headphones and Flash Drives:
Check out length: 2 hours
Renewals: 2 renewals
Limitations: Library Use Only (they cannot leave the Library premises)
Location: Circulation desk
Most of our journals can be found on the Journal Portal. While most are digital, we do have a fair number of journals available in print.
If the journal you need is in print format, please note the year, volume, and issue of the journal article you are looking for. This helps the staff member find it quickly.
Limitations: Print journals cannot leave the library.
Services: A staff member will retrieve the print journal issue for you.
Copying/Scanning: Articles from journal issues can be copied or scanned to a flashdrive.
Reference Books and Pentecostal Collection:
Limitations: Reference books and Pentecostal Collection books can only be used inside the Library
Need a book or article that we don't have?
You can request an InterLibrary Loan!
How it works:
Please note: ILL books can take up to 2 weeks, and articles can take up to 48 hours.