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Library and Learning Resources

On site at each Laurus College campus, students have access to a number of resource materials such as dictionaries, thesauruses, and other resources to assist with their coursework.In addition to the reference materials on site at each campus, Laurus College subscribes to the electronic reference database system ProQuest. The ProQuest Research Library includes more than 4,700 titles—over 3,300 in full text—from 1971 forward. It features a highly-respected, diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers.This electronic database and research library offers a wide selection of resources and reference materials to the students at Laurus College. It is available for student access at any Laurus College computer station and can be accessed by students off site through the Laurus College website. Instructors have been trained to assist students with the use of this online resource to fulfill their research needs outside of the normal librarian hours.There are also a number of websites that offer free digital textbooks, reference materials and online learning resources, including:BookboonOpen Textbook Library
OpenStax


In addition to the reference materials available on site and virtually, students can also access the resources available at the public libraries close to each of the school locations:
  • The Santa Maria Public Library located at 420 S. Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454
  • The San Luis Obispo County Library located at 995 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
  • The Atascadero Public Library located at 6850 Morro Road, Atascadero, CA 93422
  • The Oxnard Public Library located at 251 South A Street, Oxnard, CA 93030.
Students should contact the public library nearest them for information on hours of operation.

Laptop Computers

Students attending classes will be given the opportunity to receive a Laptop Computer loaded with all of the software needed to complete their program.

Textbooks

Laurus College staff will provide the appropriate textbook(s) for each course.