About Pearson Library:
Information Commons Desk

What we do

Information Specialists and student assistants staff the Information Commons desk.  We can help you with questions about research by using our print and electronic collections, and with formulating searches through our online catalog, article databases and referral services.   If you want help finding books, articles or other resources for your research, come talk to us!  Our practice is to help you learn to use your library’s abundant resources resourcefully and successfully.

We can also help you with basic technology issues such as getting on the wireless network and using computer programs such as Word, Excel, etc.  In-depth technology issues and computer hardware repair may be referred to the Help Desk.

There are several ways to access library resources:


  • 24/7 Access:  Feel like staying home?  You have 24/7 access to electronic services such as our online catalog, databases, research guides, our “Ask a Librarian” FAQ’s tool and more by using the MyCLU portal to the Pearson Library homepage.


  • Chat live with Library staff from home or from your dorm room through the use of our instant messaging chat service.  Live chat is available M-F from 10 am to 10 pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 10:15 am – 10 pm during regular library hours. 


  • Ask a Librarian is Pearson Library’s FAQ’s reference platform service for patron’s to quickly find answers from Pearson Library’s ever-growing knowledge base.


  • Ask a question via TXT by using Pearson Library’s SMS number: (805) 380-3876


  • Face to face, walk-in or schedule an appointment with an Information Specialist: contact an Information Specialist .  We love when you come to visit us at Pearson Library!


Monday - Thursday 10 am - 10 pm
Friday 10 am - 10 pm
Saturday - Sunday 10:15 am - 10 pm

To see the library's hours, go to the hours of operations page.


The Pearson Library Information Commons Desk is located on the right side after you walk into the library.  We are directly across from the Circulation Desk.

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Pearson Library - houses most of the ISS team.