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The John F. Kennedy University Libraries consist of the central Robert M. Fisher Library in Pleasant Hill and its branches on the Berkeley and San Jose campuses, as well as the Law Library, also in Pleasant Hill. The holdings of all four libraries may be searched via the library web site.

The collections of the university's libraries number more than 100,000 volumes, 1,000 print and 49,000 electronic journals, 87,000 e-books, and 80 online databases. The libraries collect materials in print, audio, video, and electronic formats. Media viewing/listening stations are available at each campus. Reference assistance and research instruction are available on a drop-in, by-appointment or distance basis.

Each library's collection supports academic programs offered on its particular campus.  The databases, e-journals, and e-books on this website are accessible to all JFKU students, staff, and faculty members.

Student in Library

Robert M Fisher Library (Pleasant Hill Campus) is the university’s central library. The library has a general collection with strengths in psychology and counseling, holistic studies, spirituality, education, and science and health.

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The Berkeley Campus Library contains small, well-selected collections in museum studies, counseling psychology and the arts.

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The San Jose Student Resource Center contains a reserve book and video collection supporting paralegal/legal studies and the study of psychology and counseling, including somatic and transpersonal approaches. Direct delivery of circulating materials may be requested online.

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The Law Library is based on the Pleasant Hill campus, and meets the requirements of the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California. The librarians and their assistants offer individualized research assistance.