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Faculty Guide

Welcome to the Faculty Guide


Welcome to our Library! Here in our library you will find a wealth of information to support your scholarly efforts here at Cal Poly. We hope you will take a few minutes to go through this guide and learn of some of the features of our library, and that you will use this guide for future reference.

Library Instruction

classroom instructionTo request Library instruction, or the construction of a new guide or tutorial, contact your Subject Librarian. Learn more about:

Questions about our instructional programs and services? Contact Shonn Haren ( or 909-869-4236).

Borrowing Privileges

bronco access cardYou are automatically registered with the library each semester. Your Bronco ID Card is your library card. Login to your library account with your Bronco name and password for online  transactions. You can check out a total of 150 books at a time. 

Faculty Reading Room

faculty reading roomFaculty are welcome to use the Faculty Reading Room all hours the Library is open. You can also reserve the entire Faculty Reading Room for special events.

To reserve just the separate conference room in the Faculty Reading Room, contact Kim Allen ( or 909-869-5250).

Course Reserves


homework sampleYou can place items from our collection or your own personal property (books, articles, past exams, homework solutions, etc.) on Reserve.  We also offer electronic reserves.



Blackboard and the Library

blackboard screen shotThe Library's Research Guides are now integrated into Blackboard! Look for the Research Guides link in your Blackboard classrooms to review guides that are available for your specific course/discipline. For more information about ways you can integrate library resources and services into Blackboard, visit the following pages:


Research Help

Research Help Desk

For help, check our FAQ, contact the Knowledge Center (909-869-3084) for general help, or contact your Subject Librarian for special help.



Requesting Purchases


books stacked on top of each otherContact your Subject Librarian or use our online Suggestion for Purchase form. Most book purchase requests will be honored, but requests for new journals, serials, or databases have to be carefully evaluated. Books are usually ready for use within 30 days of request. If you are requesting a book for Reserve or need the book by a certain date, please let us know when you make the request and it will be treated as a rush order.

Affordable Learning Initiative

affordable learning Faculty and students at Cal Poly Pomona have been voicing their concern about the high cost of textbooks for some time. The Affordable Learning Initiative project is the campus response to this concern. See the Affordable Learning Initiative website for more information.

Special Events Room Reservation

Events Room DoorYou can reserve the Special Events Room on the 4th floor of the Library under certain conditions.  Please visit the reservation form for more information.