Voskuyl Library Westmont College

Welcome to your Library! Questions? Call (805) 565-6147 or email askalibrarian@westmont.edu

Search our catalog for any of the Library's books, ebooks, journals, and more: 

Use this search box to access to anything in our catalog, whether it's a physical book, ebook, or online journal article. Use the "Everything" tab to do a broad search. The "Books" tab narrows your search to only books and ebooks (filtering out book reviews, which can clog up results), and the "Journals" tab will allow you to search for print and ejournal articles. 

Course Reserves

Research by Major  Find Journals  A-Z Database List

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Library Hours


Mon - Fri: 9am-5pm

Sat - Sun: Closed

Regular (starting Aug. 26)

Mon-Thurs 7:30am-11pm

Friday 7:30am-5pm

Saturday 1-5pm

Sunday 1-11pm

We're here to connect you to the tools you need for academic excellence!

Top Library Resources

Circulation Desk

Visit the Circ Desk to check out or return items, request Course Reserves, get help finding books, buy a greenbook, ask for directions, and more. 

Course Reserves

Search for your required class textbooks and other reading materials on the list and request them at the Circulation Desk. Items on Course Reserves can be borrowed for up to 2 hours and must stay inside the Library. 

Tutoring Program 

Voskuyl Library offers free group tutoring for many GE courses! Build study skills and practice for exams with a trained Peer Tutor. Click the link to see the tutoring schedule and find out if tutoring is available for your classes. 

Research Help Desk

Stop by the Research Help Desk with your assignment questions, and research projects. Librarians and student research help assistants are happy to guide you through finding articles,  evaluating and citing sources, and building a bibliography. 

Interlibrary Loan 

If you need a book or article that is not available at Voskuyl Library, borrow it from a different college! Simply fill out the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) form and we will get it to you as soon as possible. Books should come within a week and journal articles and ebook chapters should arrive within 72 hours. 

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Free Accounts

The Atlantic

Click the link to view articles from the Atlantic. If desired, create an account using your Westmont email address

Chronicle of Higher Education

Simply create an account using your Westmont email and you will automatically have full access to the latest news and editorials in higher ed. 

New York Times

Use the link above to create an account using your Westmont email! Whether you’re writing a paper or planning for the weekend ahead, discover original, quality journalism that helps you understand the world, find new perspectives, and inform your conversations on nearly every topic. 

*If signing up from off campus, DO NOT use Chrome. Microsoft Edge works, but Chrome does not.

Wall Street Journal 

Create an account via the link using your Westmont email. Also, check out the student hub, students.wsj.com for curated articles on job preparation, finance tips, career insights and expert advice.