Welcome Messages

Pumerantz Library Mission

To promote critical thinking among the Western University of Health Sciences community, provide resources and services in support of university heritage and research, and foster a humanistic environment.


Vision Statement

The Library will be a leader in providing an innovative and inclusive community of academic learning for users in all locations, will strengthen the research culture of the university, will collaborate and contribute to the intellectual and interprofessional activities of the university, and continue to embrace change with a focus on student success.


A message from the Library Director

Karol Almanzar, MLIS - Interim LibraryKaroline Almanzar, MLIS
Library Director

Welcome to the Harriet K. & Philip Pumerantz Library and Learning Resource Center.  In representation of Western University of Health Sciences established vision, mission and values, we are committed to providing students and faculty with resources and services that support their educational goals.  A partial list of what we have to offer includes research assistance, online access to electronic resources, print books and journals, special collections, in-class instruction, study rooms, medical app recommendations, and more!  Please feel free to call, chat, text or come in to visit with one of our professional librarians with any questions you may have, we are here to help you succeed. 

– Karoline Almanzar, MLIS


Visiting the Pumerantz Library

For directions, hours of operation and contact information.  Or for more information about the Pumerantz Library please see our About the Library page.



A message from the Access Services Team

The Access and Delivery Services Unit is made up of the Acquisitions, Circulation and Resource Sharing departments that offer many services to the WesternU community. The Circulation department, located at the main desk of the library, assists patrons in checking in and checking out of library materials, renewing items, placing holds and assessing fines and fees for late materials. Other responsibilities of this area include creating study room reservations. The Resource Sharing department offers services such as providing resources that are not available at the Pumerantz Library through InterLibrary Loan requests, or delivery of our materials to off-campus patrons. For information on the services we provide please click the links below

Library ServicesGuest Information | Resource Sharing


A message from the Reference & Outreach Team

The Pumerantz Library Reference & Outreach department is dedicated to providing expert research and instruction services to the WesternU community. We provide research guides, FAQs, tutorials.

Please stop by our office on the 4th floor of the library to meet your college’s library liaison or contact the department at 909-469-5323 or by chat.



A message from the Associate Director of Information Services

Jennifer Cassidy - Associate Director of Information Services Jennifer Cassidy, MLIS
Associate Director of Information Services

The Pumerantz Library has a growing collection of Electronic Resources. To date we offer over 70 searchable databases, 10,000 electronic journal titles, and 8,000 electronic books. Electronic Resources are available 24/7 and can be used off-campus for research and study. Remote access is available to currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff. Your remote access password is your WesternU Network credentials.





A message from the University Archivist

Olivia Solis, MLIS - University Archivist Olivia Solis, MLIS
University Archivist

The University Archives serves as the official memory of the Western University of Health Sciences. It is the permanent repository for historically significant materials that reflect the University’s origins and development and the activities and achievements of its officers, staff, faculty, students, alumni and benefactors. In addition to printed materials, the University Archives also includes holdings in other formats: electronic records, photographs, architectural drawings, audio-visual materials, and memorabilia. These materials are a rich source of information, and the University Archivist is available to assist you in finding the information you require.