The Leatherby Libraries is happy to welcome those of you who are returning to the Chapman University campus beginning Monday, March 29, 2021.

The Leatherby Libraries will re-open to welcome students, faculty, and staff back to campus, but our policies and procedures are new. Please read below to learn how you can use the library safely.

  • Prior to entering the library, you must reserve a study space. See updated study space reservation policies.
  • Download the MyLibrary! application for your mobile IOS or Android device. Use it to browse the catalog, place holds, view your circulation account, and display your digital barcode for a contactless checkout of items and study space access.
  • Browsing the library collections is currently NOT permitted. Place a hold on items in the library catalog and library staff will notify you when items are ready to be picked up.
  • To access classrooms in the Leatherby Libraries basement be prepared to provide class information at the Circulation Desk to be allowed to proceed.

*Early arrival (more than 15 minutes) to a scheduled class will NOT be permitted.

Librarians and library staff are providing both remote and on-site services and resources. See our Fall 2020 list of services offered for details.

For questions regarding items checked out on your account, contact the Circulation Department at (714) 532-7723 or

For assistance accessing library resources or for reference and instructional support, contact the Reference Desk at or Ask a Librarian.

New Library Pick-upDocument Delivery, and Streaming Video services now available!

Additional information may be found at the Library Content for Online Teaching and Learning guide.