The Sofia University Library has a variety of virtual and physical resources reflecting a commitment to quality academic instruction and excellence in research. Sofia students, faculty, and staff have access to online scholarly materials, including articles, books and dissertations, as well as print and audio-visual items in the library. The Library prides itself on helping with all research needs in a professional and supportive environment.
The Library contains approximately 17,000 books, hundreds of CDs and DVDs, 170 journal titles in print form, 7,000 online journals, more than 100,000 e-books, and dissertations and theses completed at the University. The strength of the collection is in the six major areas of the University’s curriculum: transpersonal theory and research, spiritual psychology, emotional and clinical psychology, bodywork disciplines, expressive arts, and the social aspects of the transpersonal. A collection of business and legal textbooks can be found on the Costa Mesa campus. The Library also supports new academic programs offered at the University, including business administration and computer science. Access to online research databases, and the ability to obtain additional research materials from other libraries are also available.
Students, faculty, staff, and alumni may visit the Sofia University Library virtually (https://sofia.libguides.com/homepage). Users click on the Library link and enter the username and password they were assigned for access to the Sofia University portal. Materials generally circulate for a four-week period and may be renewed if there is no waiting list. The Librarian will send circulating materials to students located off-campus at no cost. The Librarian will obtain interlibrary loan (ILL) materials for students, faculty, and staff at no or low-cost. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni are encouraged to email the Librarian or make an appointment for assistance.