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Library Services: New Visitors

Welcome everyone -- Let's collaborate! Your inquiries guide us in developing the most relevant materials and services.
On site visitors:  

In keeping with our mission, Life West welcomes researchers who need the services of a health sciences library. 

Please see Technology tab for an orientation to the facility.

If you are a patient at the Health Center, please first seek guidance from your chiropractic intern.

If you are interested in obtaining borrowing privileges, see Alumni & Friends tab.

Featured Database - ICL

It's more than an index! 
Check out the Open Access Library and More Resources and Tweets at the Index to Chiropractic Literature.  


Visitors pursuing research in health science and business are welcome to read books and journals, watch videos, and use computers located near the reference desk. 

Two week books and journals are in open shelving for self-service.  You can browse and use them on site. Reserve books and audiovisuals are available at the circulation desk.  Library staff will hold a government issued picture ID while you use these materials in the library.

Collections of interest include:

  • Research databases such as PubMed@Life West, configured to show which articles are available on site
  • Journal articles found in online subscriptions, or in classic print journals
  • Trade magazines and consumer magazines on chiropractic, healthy lifestyle, science news, and recreation
  • Books on chiropractic, practice management, human biology, health, physical and general medicine, osteopathy, and alternative therapies
  • Audiovisuals on human biology, chiropractic philosophy and technique, and personal development

See the Circulation tab for more information about the borrowing library materials.

On Site Research Assistance

Research assistance and customized training are available.  

You can always drop in, but making an appointment ensures that a librarian will be available and aware of  your goals.   

Please phone the reference desk, or send an email request for an appointment.  In your message, please include:

  • several days and times that will work for you
  • your full name
  • preferred phone number

Talk to Library Staff

General questions:  
Circulation desk staff will refer your call.
(510) 780-4507

Help with research:
(510) 780-4599
ext. 2940     Library Director

Talk to Library Staff

Staff acknowledges your request within 24 hours.
- reference requests
- interlibrary loan requests
- general questions or comments

More contacts:

Talk to Library Staff

Reference service is available weekdays 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, when class is in session.

Librarians travel around the library, and may not stay seated at the reference desk.

If you need assistance, with research or library assignments, please ask staff at the circulation desk to locate the librarian.  

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