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Library: Library Orientation

Library Orientation

Like most libraries in the 21st century, the Hugh and Hazel Darling Library is both a library with and without walls. We know that there's a lot to learn when using our library for the first time, especially if you never have to come to our physical location! Use this guide to help orient yourself to how the library works and how to use the research tools we offer our students.

How to access your library account online

To use online self-service options such as placing holds on books to pick up and check out from the library, renewing your library books online, and requesting interlibrary loans, learn how to set up your Darling Library patron account here: How to log into the library.

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The library's wireless network is managed and maintained by the Information Technology department. Library personnel can give you the WiFi passcode. Contact IT if you have trouble connecting to the network. 

Phone: (714) 879-3901, ext. 2607

Email: [email protected]

How to find books and more!

Watch the following video tutorial to get a basic overview of how to look for books (specifically electronic material!) from the library:

Other Orientation Videos

Information Commons Features

Sorry, no Macs anymore, only Windows based machines


  • Windows
  • USB ports


  • S.P.S.S. – Statistical analysis software
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader (for PDF files)
  • Microsoft Office
  • Web browsers


  • Black & White
  • color


  • Headphones
  • Scanners