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Info for Faculty: About Ryan Library

The Info for Faculty page is designed to help connect PLNU full-time and adjunct faculty members with the resources, contact information, and other materials they need most frequently from the library.

What is Where in Ryan Library?

Circulation Area

  • Circulation Desk
    • Check out books
    • Find items on Reserve
    • Check out Group Study Room key
  • Access to Middle and Upper Levels via SW Stair Tower and NW Inner Stairwell

Reference Area

  • Reference Desk
  • Reference Books (i.e. encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases)
  • Current periodicals
  • Photocopier and Microforms Scanner
  • Study areas
  • Librarians' Offices
  • Library Instruction Room 202
  • Access to Computer Labs

Lower Level

  • Books (call #'s 000 - 299.999)
  • Photocopiers
  • Table with paper cutter, pencil sharpener, and electric hole punch/stapler
  • Individual study desks

Middle Level

  • Books (call #'s 300 - 699.999)
  • Group Study Rooms (check out key at Circulation Desk)
  • Study areas

Upper Level

  • Books (call #'s 700 - 999.999, Juvenile Literature, and Oversized Books)
  • Individual study desks
  • Quiet study areas
  • Restroom

Special Collections

Ryan Library maintains several Special Collections, including:

Arminius Collection Works by or about James Arminius
Wesley Collection Works by or about John or Charles Wesley
Pre-Wesley Holiness Works by holiness authors writing prior to the Wesleys


NOTE:  Special Collections items do not circulate. They are available for use in the reference area by request.

To request use of Special Collections materials, contact the Research Help Desk (619) 849-2337.

Ask a Librarian

Chat with a librarian here! 

You can also connect via text message at 619-592-8884 or by email.