LOUIS L. MANDERINO LIBRARY is committed to providing the resources needed to support the research needs of Cal U students. This includes a substantial collection of peer-reviewed journals, books (including e-books), online research databases and audiovisual materials. In addition to our collections, the library provides both individual and collaborative study areas, including private rooms for group use. To help reduce the stress of studying, the library has vending machines with drinks and snacks, a collection of popular DVDs, a graphic novel collection and a selection of popular reading books.
Electronic Resources: Online information retrieval has made library research more thorough and more efficient. Using the library's research databases and online catalog, students can quickly locate and access an impressive collection of scholarly journals, magazines, books, e-books, newspapers and audiovisual materials. All of the library's electronic resources are accessible from on- and off-campus locations, so students can research anywhere they have Internet access. Since the library is constantly working to provide the best resources for our students, please visit the library's website (https://library.calu.edu) for the current list of library resources.
Research Services and Library Instruction: With so many research options available, it can be daunting to know how to search effectively. Help with this process is available to students from the research librarians. Students are encouraged to contact the librarians through scheduled personal appointments, in the library or by telephone, email, chat, text or a Zoom online meeting. Cal U librarians are faculty members and work with classroom professors to provide instruction sessions to students regarding the effective use of library resources in their coursework.
Shared Library Resources and Interlibrary Loan: Beyond our own collections, Cal U participates in several resource-sharing programs that offer students a wealth of additional resources. When Manderino Library does not have the book a student needs, the online E-ZBorrow system allows students to request books from scores of academic libraries in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New Jersey and New York. This system is both fast and free. If the book cannot be obtained from an E-ZBorrow library, or if a student needs an article that is not available in the library’s journal resources, these can be requested from other libraries through our Interlibrary Loan Office.