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Bastyr University Library
Welcome to the updated Bastyr University Library Website. This site serves both campuses!
The BU Libraries are located on campus in Kenmore, WA and San Diego, CA, and serve to provide access to and delivery of university-level sources and library instruction to students, faculty, and staff in support of the research and instructional mission of Bastyr University.
The library acknowledges we are on the traditional and ancestral lands of the Coast Salish, Duwamish, Stillaguamish and Suquamish peoples. We honor the values and knowledge of those from the past, present and future. We strive to be stewards of the land and embrace indigenous ways of knowing through the sacred seeds trail, herbal gardens, education and other active endeavors.
The library acknowledges we are on the unceded ancetral lands of the Kumeyaay people. We honor the values and knowledge of those from the past, present and future. We strive to be stewards of the land and embrace indigenous ways of knowing through education and other active endeavors.
The mission of the Bastyr University Libraries is to support the educational aims and objectives of the university in fulfilling its wider mission to educate future leaders in the natural health arts and sciences. This includes the goal of broadening public awareness of holistic approaches to health. The libraries serve students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the wider community.
The circulating collection is available for checkout to current students, faculty, staff and alumni.
Access to the electronic resources are available on and off campus to current students, faculty and staff.
During normal operating hours, physical and electronic resources are available to members of the public or unaffiliated researchers.
Patrons can check their account via their library catalog profile - it shows check-outs, due dates, and renewal options.
Resources can be returned at drop-boxes if the library is closed.
There are no late fines, but once a resources is more that 3 months late, it will be considered lost and you will be asked to replace it, or be billed for a replacement.
We offer inter-library loan for articles, this service is available to current students, faculty and staff.
Full Library Policies for Collection, Circulation, and Instruction are available on MyBU on SharePoint
Library Advisory Group
The Library Advisory Group (LAG) meets quarterly and serves to ensure that collection and service decisions are informed by, and communicated to, the wider campus community. The LAG has representatives from all academic departments, as well as selected administrative leaders. The LAG also invites other campus stakeholders on an ad hoc basis, depending on the agenda.
In addition to the LAG, the library updates the Library Website with collections, services, and events news, and shares regular resources, tips, and success stories through the library blog - we send out quarterly emails with updates on hours and any significant changes, but for those who want to see more detailed updates, the blog is where we share interesting but non-essential information with you!