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.
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
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, virtual reality equipment 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
A message from the Access Services Unit
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 and printing identification badges. The Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery 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
A message from the Interim Associate Director of Reference and Outreach
Interim Associate Director of Reference and
A message from the Associate Director of Information Services
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
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.