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Use the library

How to use the library...

In person:

We have two campus libraries; one in Kenmore, and one in San Diego.  We also support the clinic reference collections at the clinics in San Diego and Seattle.

While the Library spaces are currently closed, our online staff and resources remain available to support all of your teaching and learning needs. This includes access to hundreds of thousands of online books, journals, and videos, as well as to online reference assistance and chat. 

For longer research questions, we recommend booking an appointment - you can use the links on our homepage!

During Covid restrictions, Library spaces are not open to students except for pre-ordered pick-ups - you can request materials  online and you'll get an email when they're available for pick-up.  Pick-up times are 11-1, M-F.   Full details here:



Our online resources are available 24/7 both on and off campus.

You wil need to log-in to the BU library proxy server to access materials off campus - you log in with your usual Bastyr username and password. 

You can also ask us questions using either email, chat (during our regular hours) and by making an appointment for a video conference with a librarian.


To get full text articles:

We have around 13 million research articles already covered by our subscriptions, you can get to the full text of the articles we subscribe to by looking for the following icons when searching our databases:


Request articles through interlibrary loan:

If you need an article that isn't covered by our current subscriptions, you can request the full text here: Article Request Form

You can also request articles directly through our databases - if you find an article that isn't covered under our license, in most databases you will be offered the opportunity to request the article directly:

Get started on research: 

We have prepared guides that collect and present the best starting points for research on most of the broad subject areas taught at Bastyr University.  

Check out the Research Guides to find our recommendation for books, databases and websites by subject area.

We also have "How To" Guides that provide an introduction to the steps and skills you'll need to succeed in your classes and clinical experience - we've created guides to help with search skills, citation, as well as guides that help walk you through larger projects like theses and capstones.