Our Mission

The AULA Library is committed to providing avenues and access to knowledge in support of the educational goals of the University, and is dedicated to social justice, inherent to the philosophy of librarianship.

Library

Located in room 4060 on the fourth floor, the Library offers a circulating collection of books and films, quiet study space, lovely views of all kinds. Library resources are available to AULA students, faculty, and staff. Alumni are welcome to check out books and DVDs and can continue to meet with librarians. Information and links to all library resources can be found on the AULA library page on the AULA website.

Librarians

Librarians are available to teach courses, meet with small groups, or work one-on-one with students and faculty. Sessions are held in person or online. Librarians teach library research methods, critical information literacy skills, critical reading skills, bibliographic analysis, understanding and application of citation methods, information literacy instruction, encourage reading, and show myriad avenues toward knowledge creation. 

Library Collection

The AULA Library holds a small collection of in-house documents and a large collection of electronic documents. The collection supports the academic curriculum, sustains faculty research, and encourages the intellectual and creative explorations of students.

In-house

The library's in-house collection of books and films intends to encourage, foster, and respond to information queries, knowledge seeking, and the uniquely satisfying pleasure of reading. We encourage the AULA community to investigate the collection. The library is an essential compliment to the classroom for learning, enhancing and surpassing the curriculum. Additionally, use of the library collection supports students to pursue independent interests and learning. The collection can be viewed by browsing the stacks or through the library's catalog available on the library page. The catalog also shows you the whole collection of all the Antioch campuses, to which you have access.

Online---Electronic databases

Antioch University students, staff, and faculty have access to a vast online library of peer-reviewed journals, e-books, videos, theses and dissertations, and reference guides. These resources are stored in over 100 databases, organized by subject areas. The Electronic Journal Center (EJC) houses more than 7,000 archived journals. We encourage browsing of the EJC. The movement of journals from in-house stacks to online databases has impinged on a seeker's understanding of the "whole journal." A familiarity and understanding of journals is a valuable and often overlooked component of scholarship. 

Students log into the electronic databases with their AUeID. If one experiences problems when attempting to log in, please contact the library at 310.578.1080, ext 333 or 334. 

WeDeliver!

The AULA community has access to WeDeliver!, an Interlibrary Loan/Electronic Document Delivery service.  Students may use this service to request the full-text of any article or book chapter.  These materials are delivered electronically usually in 24-48 hours.  Additionally, students may request any book, DVD, video, or dissertation.  These materials are delivered via mail and may be sent to the student’s home address or to the AULA library.  These materials usually arrive in 3-10 days.  

RefWorks

Students, faculty and staff have access to RefWorks, an online research management tool.  RefWorks allows students to create personal accounts, send citation information from any electronic research database to their accounts, organize their citations, and produce formatted bibliographies for research papers.  RefWorks also provides a tool to assist students with parenthetical citations as they write their papers in Microsoft Word.  Finally, RefWorks provides the opportunity for students and faculty to share bibliographies and citation lists with one another for subject-specific or guided research projects. AULA also has the option to use Zotero, an open access research management tool brought to us by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, committed to intellectual generosity and freedom.

Library Tutorials

Students have access to online tutorials on accessing and using AULA’s library resources, as well as handouts in PDF format, lists of useful links on the free web, and research guides via the AULA Library website.

Access to Library Resources

Instructions for access to all library resources are presented to all new students during required in-class library resource orientation sessions and may also be accessed via the AULA Library website.

Workshops

In collaboration with the the Teaching and Learning Center, the Library offers workshops throughout the fall, winter and spring. Workshops focus on a variety of topics: writing,  library research, computer and information technology, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, how-to write stellar resumes and cover letters, prepare for an interview, et cetera. Please note that workshop suggestions are welcomed. Workshops are taught by faculty and professionals. Most workshops are held in the Library.

Computer Lab

The Computer Lab is located across from the Library on the fourth floor, room 4050. Students have access to MAC and PC compatible computers in the Computer Lab during all university hours of operation.  Printing of all academic work is available for students at no additional cost. Work study students are also available to assist students with routine computer matters, assistance related to the AULA email system, databases, and Sakai.

Teaching and Learning Center

Welcome to the AULA Teaching and Learning Center, located on the fourth floor, room 4070. The Center is a place for students to get academic support in numerous areas: writing, mathematics, statistics, library research, and computer skills. Please click here to meet our math, writing, and library research tutors.

Appointments

Tutoring services are available to all current AULA students, at no charge. Some students may be required to see a tutor based on the outcomes of their writing assessment.

All tutoring sessions are held in person or over the phone. Students can meet with tutors for 45-minute sessions twice a week.

Current students can click here to make an appointment. If you do not yet have an account, you will need to create one in order to log in. If you would like assistance using the system, please call the Library at (310) 578-1080 ext. 333.

If something comes up and you are unable to attend a scheduled appointment, please cancel. Two no-shows will result in a loss of tutoring privileges for the remainder of the quarter.