SBU Library

You can access the cataloged library book collection through the SBU Online Catalog which is searchable by author, title, and subject.

The SBU library facilities offer reading rooms, individual study carrels, and student conference rooms. The total volumes number approximately 12,000, and for current reference, 11,000 journal, periodical, and magazine holdings comprise the collection in three languages including Korean, Chinese, and English. In addition, the SBU libraries and research center provides online health databases. Several subscribed databases from EBSCO are available.

The Alternative Health package opens unique pathways to the subjects of acupuncture and herbology through journals, periodicals, and research-orientated materials. The databases known as Evidence-Based Complementary Medicine and Alternative Health Watch provide further focus on aspects of Oriental Medicine along with other contemporary alternative healing arts. Other resources in greater depth may be found in MedLine allowing full-text access to many specialized academic studies with more than 70 western and oriental medicine journals. Regularly enrolled students may access computer information off-site via an access code.

SBU Libraries

Library at Anaheim Campus

Monday – Saturday, 9am – 9pm

Library at Los Angeles Campus

Monday – Saturday, 9am – 9pm

General Information

How to receive Library Assistance

The SBU Library staff welcomes your questions. We are here to assist you in using library materials and facilities. Our staff is also available to answer questions regarding APA sourcing and formatting. For assistance with circulation or overdue books call (714) 533-1495 Ext. 240.

How to Find Books

Library Classification
The two systems of library classification, which in truth are coordinated, utilized by the South Baylo University Libraries consist of the Library of Congress and the National Library of Medicine cataloging schemes. The Library of Congress classifications are followed with materials not related to medicine, and the National Library of Medicine system is utilized for those sciences designated “premedicine” and the practice of medicine proper. An expanded explanation follows.

Library of Congress

A General Works
B-BJ Philosophy
BF Psychology
BL-BX Religion
C History, Related Subjects
D History, General
E-F History, American
G Geography, Anthropology, Recreation
H Social Sciences, Business
J Political Science
K Law
KF Law, United States
L Education
M Music
N Fine Arts
P Language, Literature
Q Science, Mathematics, Computer Science
QA Mathematics
QB Astronomy
QC Physics
QD Chemistry [Basic Science] [See QU = Pre Clinical]
QE Geology
QH Biology, Natural History
QK Botany
QL Zoology
QM Human Anatomy [Basic Science] [See QS = Pre Clinical]
QP Physiology [Basic Science] [See QT = Pre Clinical]
QR Microbiology [Basic Science] [See QW = Pre Clinical]
R Medicine [Liberal Arts Academic]
S Agriculture
T Technology, Engineering
U Military Science
V Naval Science
W Medicine, National Library of Medicine Classification
Z Bibliography, Library Science, Printing, Publishing
[Note: Letters not used are reserved for further expansion into new subjects]



 National Library of Medicine Classification

The National Library of Medicine Classification is placed on top of, or above, the Library of Congress Classification representing a more detailed application of medical practice. The following table projects the application of this classification to the South Baylo University Libraries:


Preclinical Sciences

QS Human Anatomy [Clinical] [See QM = Basic Science]
QT Physiology [Clinical] [See QP = Basic Science]
QU Biochemistry [Clinical] [See QD = Basic Science]
QV Pharmacology
QW Microbiology and Immunology [Clinical] [See QR = Basic Science]
QX Parasitology
QY Clinical Pathology
QZ Pathology

Medicine and Related Subjects

W Health Professions
WA Public Health
WB Practice of Medicine
Therapeutics WB 300 General Works
WB 369 Acupuncture. Acupuncture Therapy. Moxibustion
WB 369.5 Specific Techniques
WB 369.5.A17 Acupressure
WB 369.5.A18 Acupuncture Analgesia
WB 369.5.E2 Ear Acupuncture
WB 369.5.E4 Electroacupuncture
WB 369.5.M5 Meridians. Acupuncture Points
WB 369.5.M9 Moxibustion
WB 371 Cupping. Counterirritation
WC Communicable Diseases
WD Disorders of Systemic, Metabolic or Environmental Origin
WE Musculoskeletal System
WF Respiratory System
WG Cardiovascular System
WH Hemic and Lymphatic Systems
WI Digestive System
WJ Urogenital System
WK Endocrine System
WL Nervous System
WM Psychiatry
WN Radiology. Diagnostic Imaging
WO Surgery
WP Gynecology
WQ Obstetrics
WR Dermatology
WS Pediatrics
WT Geriatrics. Chronic Disease
WU Dentistry. Oral Surgery
WV Otolaryngology
WW Ophthalmology
WX Hospitals and Other Health Facilities
WY Nursing
WZ History of Medicine
With these new state of the art library classifications, the South Baylo University Libraries are not only coordinated with institutions of higher learning throughout the United States, but the results of the reclassification endeavor will allow for future expansion into the international venue of the healing arts.
Library Policy

Circulation Policy

The circulation policy for the check out of instructional materials is structured to assist individual requirements for those doing in-depth study or research, and also maintain a viable core book and journal collection for library patrons utilizing any of the on-site facilities from which library materials may be checked out or conversely returned at any location.

Book Checkout

General volumes have a two-week circulation with one renewal possible. The maximum number of books checked out is limited for four volumes at a time to any individual. Journals, periodicals, monographs, and similar date sensitive publications are not circulated but may be copied or utilized in the respective libraries. It is expected that the library materials circulated will be returned on the date due; however, late books are assessed a $1.00 per day fine for every day missing from the book collection after a three day grace period during which time no fine is charged. All fines must be cleared before the subsequent checkout of additional library materials.

Reference Books

Reference titles and volume sets are shelved in a discrete section of the library. Reference materials do not circulate from the university libraries and usage is restricted to the library reading rooms. Encyclopedias, dictionaries, telephone books, handbooks, and manuals are examples of this genre of library titles.

Reserve Book Collection

For special instructional programs and with unique book titles integral to the study of acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in the professional curriculum, additional reserve shelving is maintained near the library circulation desk. These materials have been acquired under the stipulation that such a collection be presented and held for student library usage only in the university libraries. Thus, these volumes are not checked out for circulation beyond the library facility.

Language/Color Code Classification

Books are shelved alphabetically by the first letter of the first line of the call number. Library volumes are shelved in classification order as subsequently explained. The vast majority of library books are all shelved together in what is sometimes called the general or main book collection. Insofar as the South Baylo University Libraries hold materials written in English, Chinese, or Korean, a color above the book call number allows for identification of these unique attributes of such specialized holdings.

Instructional Materials

Videotapes, CD Rom, slides, and similar instructional materials are not available for student circulation. However, faculty members may check out such holdings along with slide holdings, LCD projectors, TV monitors, and VCR equipment for classroom presentations and usage. It is a goal of the university libraries to ultimately have all such equipment permanently in the classroom to avoid complications of circulation plus reduce the damage to equipment in transit. Such an accomplishment would release more of these instructional materials for direct student usage in the library; thus, a TV monitor is located adjoining the library reading room for students to view videotapes and other software appropriate to classroom assignments. Various anatomical models are held in the library proper, but other such holdings have been directly remanded to the classrooms for optimum usage. Other specimens relevant to the study of the healing arts are maintained.

Computer Access

The University Library at Anaheim has 7 computers limited to the catalog of books and instructional materials in the library facility. The availability of such computers for patron usage will allow access to the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health, and similar bases data. However, a computer room on the second floor of the Anaheim main campus will accommodate further internet research. In the University Library at Los Angeles, four computers are available on tables just in front of the book stacks. Most of this computer equipment provides direct access to the internet and significant base data. Word processing, e-mails, internet research are available in the computer lab where more than 11 computers are accessible for students.

Copy Service

It is possible to reproduce the library and other materials in several ways.
To print is 5 cents and to make a copy is 10 cents. The university libraries expend every effort to maximize the availability of all instructional resources.

Group Study

Group study conference rooms are available for study group purposes.

Interlibrary System

The cooperative library program with CalUMS provides South Baylo students and faculty with enhanced computer access and expanded research capability.

Library Orientation

To promote computer utilization in all university libraries and further expand the library mission in contemporary computer technology, a library orientation program is conducted each quarter for the incoming class. Also, the library director or deputy director meets the incoming class each quarter at the general university orientation program. A considerable number of incoming students exhibit extraordinary computer skills and internet knowledge. Thus, this orientation program basically serves to afford those new to the university libraries an exposure and overview of available resources for learning and research.

University Research Library

A core library collection is maintained at the Anaheim Main Campus and L.A. Campus. This research venue is under development for doctoral research, and the library collection has been planned and formulated accordingly. Key reference materials that are immediately needed for operational efficiency have been transferred from the Anaheim library collection.

Future library planning includes the enhancement of library research materials for this facility. The University Research Library will emphasize access to bases data for information that will further develop and enhance the acupuncture profession.

Copyright Policy

Copyrightable materials that are developed by University personnel within the course of employment or which are developed with the use of University funds or facilities shall be the property of the University. Written works or software created by employees or faculty members in discipline-related areas will be accepted from this general rule and will be viewed by the University as the property of the author.

“Copyrightable materials” include the following types of materials: written works such as books, journal articles, texts, glossaries, bibliographies, study guides, laboratory manuals, syllabuses, tests and proposals; lectures; films, filmstrips, charts, transparencies, and other visual aids; video and audio tapes; live video or audio broadcasts; computer programs; pictorial, graphic and sculptural works; sound recordings; and other similar materials.


Every invention or discovery or part thereof that results from research or other activities carried out at the University or that is developed with the aid of the University’s facilities, staff, or through funds administered by the University, shall be the property of the University.


Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) to authors. The owner of the copyright has the exclusive right to do and authorize the following:

  • To reproduce the work;
  • To prepare derivative works based upon the work;
  • To distribute copies of the work to the public by sale or transfer of ownership, or by rental, lease, or lending;
  • To prohibit other persons from using the work without permission;
  • To perform the work publicly.

Copyright protection covers both published and unpublished works as well as out-of-print materials. 

Facts, ideas, procedures, processes, systems, concepts, principles or discoveries cannot be copyrighted.  However, some of these can be protected by patent or trade secret laws.

Copyright protection currently lasts for the life of the author plus 70 years.  If there is more than one author copyright protection lasts for the life of the last author’s death plus 70 years.  Copyright protection for materials created by a business may last for 95 years from publication.  


Under the “fair use” rule of copyright law, an author may make limited use of another author’s work without asking permission. However, “fair use” is open to interpretation. Fair use is intended to support teaching, research, and scholarship, but educational purpose alone does not make every use of a work fair. 


All materials in digitized collections are publically accessible and intended for educational and research use, and may be used as such with appropriate attribution. 

Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Updated 01/01/2020


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