Sonoran University Library
Sonoran University's Library augments the curriculum by providing knowledge-based resources of core medical books, journals, and electronic databases in general and naturopathic medicine, as well as in the field of nutrition.
Visit the library to study, check out books, ask for research help, or use our desktop computers. Library computers are equipped with high-speed internet, on-demand printer capability, and the latest software. A copier/printer is located in the library for student use. The library has quiet study areas, including enclosed study rooms, for private or group study accessible during building hours. The library main desk is staffed and the bookroom is open on weekdays and closed on Saturdays, Sundays, term breaks, and campus holidays.
The library print collection specializes in topics of acupuncture, botanical medicine, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, mind-body, clinical nutrition, dietary supplements, and traditional Chinese medicine, in addition to materials on the basic sciences. This collection numbers approximately 6,500 titles. The print collection also includes rare and historical naturopathic medical books dating back to the early 1800s. A single copy of each required textbook can be found in the reserves collection.
An increasing number of electronic books, journals, and specialized medical, naturopathic, clinical nutrition, and business-related databases supplement the print collection. The electronic database resources are accessible through campus wi-fi with any personal computing device, or from the provided Library computers. Sonoran Library's online resources, including the many databases, e-journals, and e-books, are available off-campus with your unique library account login.
Finding items on the library shelves, in electronic books and journals, or in PubMed is simplified using the iSearch tool, which can be found on the Library page on MySonoran.
The library offers instruction about library resources, research assistance, Interlibrary Loans, classroom instruction, computer assistance, and exam proctoring. Requests can be made through Interlibrary Loan for journal articles that are otherwise not available from Sonoran University's Library. This service is provided at no cost to students in good standing.
A library account is created for students, enabling them to:
- Renew items checked out
- Place holds on books
- Check for library fines
- Review items checked out
- Request articles through interlibrary loan
- Send messages to the library
These include the ability to:
- Check out books and multi-media items
- Remotely log into electronic databases
- Request journal articles through interlibrary loan
See Tuition and Fees for applicable library fines
Affiliations and Memberships
These include the following library organizations:
- Arizona Health Information Network (AzHIN)
- Central Arizona Biomedical Libraries (CABL)
- Medical Library Association (MLA)
- Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona (MLGSCA)
- Network of the National Library of Medicine (NN/LM)
The library encourages a quiet study environment. All patrons must act responsibly and abide by library policies. The library has the right to deny services to patrons who violate the policies noted below:
- Drinks with lids and dry snack foods are permitted in the library, except in study rooms that are designated as food and beverage-free
- Other than service animals, no animals are allowed
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Cell phone calls must be taken outside of the library
Student Privileges during a Leave of Absence
Enrolled students at Sonoran University have full borrower privileges and access to electronic databases. Students approved for a Leave of Absence (LOA) must return all library items and pay any outstanding fines prior to LOA approval. Depending on the type of leave of absence, students may not have borrower privileges or remote access to electronic databases.
|Leave of Absence Type
|Medical, Military, Academic, or Personal LOA/ALOA
|Full Privileges and Full Access
|Digital Access Only
Sonoran University's Library supports students as they move forward into their professional careers; and for six months after graduation, graduates have full access to all library resources. Lifelong library benefits for alumni include materials check-out and Interlibrary Loan.
While alumni cease to have remote access to electronic medical databases, they will have access to other library resources on MySonoran's Library home page that offer graduates web links and open access resources, as well as a few unique resources and materials only accessible through their personal MySonoran login.
Guests are welcome to visit the library on campus and utilize any resources while in the library. Guests are not able to check out materials and access electronic resources off-campus.