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*The Robert L. Powell Library*: NEWS

Discover who we are and what we can do for you at The Master's University, Robert L. Powell Library.


The Powell Library welcomes our new Circulation Manager, Kyrie Sheridan (Miss K.).  Stop by and welcome her, too!

Miss K. will assist with anything related to your library patron account, borrowing privileges, Reserve materials, InterLibrary Loan, etc. Miss K will also fulfill your requests for Book Scanning Services and Book Pick-up Service. Please submit all service request forms to

Contact Information: 661-362-2272;

Last updated July, 2023.

Special Events

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Last updated April 2024.

New Databases

Statista: Statista provides access to comprehensive statistical data with an emphasis on market research and analysis. Accessible anytime anywhere with TMU email address and password.

Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology: Contains writing on hymns of the Judeo-Christian tradition, from the earliest years to those written today. It includes articles on individual hymns, authors from many countries, hymnals, organizations, and themes, as well as information on hymn tunes and their composers. Accessible anytime anywhere with TMU email address and password.

Naxos Music Library: a comprehensive classical music streaming platform containing a wide range of standard and specialist repertoire, music notes, cover artwork, tracklist, instrumentation and publisher information and well as libretti and synopses of operas. Also includes biographies of composers and artists. Accessible anytime anywhere with TMU email address and password.


Last updated November 2023.

Trial Databases

APA PsycInfo
PsycInfo is a database of abstracts of literature in the field of psychology.
Trial ends 5/1/2024.

De Gruyter eBooks, Journals & Archive Collections.
 De Gruyter publishes over 1,500 books and 16,000 journal articles every year, across 26 subject areas. This includes more than 200 books and 5,000 articles in open access.
Trial ends May 31st
Last updated April 2024.

Noteworthy Services

Book Scanning Service: The Copyright Law Fair Use exemption permits scanning of portions of books for scholarship, research, criticism, comment, parody and transformative use. Therefore, selected hardcopy book chapters/sections can be scanned and delivered electronically to current TMU students and faculty upon request. This service is limited only to those books available in The Master’s University Powell Library. Click here for details.

Additional Noteworthy Services:

  • Book Drop: The external book drop is to the left of the entrance near the water fountain.
  • Book Pick-up ServiceClick here for details.
  • Controlled Digital Lending: Borrow a digital form of a physical book held by the Powell Library for your personal research, scholarship, commentary, criticism, teaching, or transformative use. Downloading, printing, copying or otherwise duplicating are prohibited. Click here for details.
  • Group Study Rooms: The Robert L. Powell Library is pleased to provide Group Study Rooms to TMU students, faculty and staff. Group Study Rooms are intended for student collaborative study, small group projects, small group instruction and small group meetings. Please see the GSR Policy Agreement for more details.
  • Reference Services: Contact Miss T. at 661.362.2201 or stop by the new Reference Desk Monday thru Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • InterLibrary Loan Service (ILL): See InterLibrary Loan for more details. Please note: patrons must authenticate access by signing in to their library patron account.
  • Direct to Student Delivery Service: click here for details.

Last updated November 2023.