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Library Policies

This private internal guide is for Darling Library Staff reference. These library policies inform the practices of the Darling Library of Hope International University.


Reference help is available to HIU students, staff, and faculty.

Reference Books

A reference book is intended to be consulted for information on specific matters rather than read from beginning to end. Common examples are encyclopedias and dictionaries. These kinds of books may be found through out the library. Circulation policies depend on their location within the library.

Books that are marked with "R", "REF", or "REFERENCE" on the spine label and shelved in the Reference Collection on the 2nd floor do not circulate and may only be used inside the library. 

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Reference Services

Reference assistance is offered to Hope International University students, faculty, staff, alumni, and guests, in that order of priority.

Patrons may seek reference help through any of the following methods:

  • Drop in. A Reference Librarian is available for consultation on the second floor of the library during normal business hours.
  • LibAnswers 
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Call: (714) 879-3901, ext. 1234 to be transferred to the librarian on duty.

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