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Pearson Library

For complete information on the Pearson Library, including contact information and hours of operation, please visit the Pearson Library website.


The Pearson Library is comprised of three components:

Circulation Desk

The Circulation Desk staff provides many services including: checking library materials in and out, accessing course reserves, and assistance in locating items. Check-in with us to gain access to the Computer Help Desk staff, Interlibrary Loan, and the rest of the ISS team located in the workroom behind the circulation desk.

The library has two small study rooms, a conference room, and a computer lab room. Use the links below to gain more information on the rooms and to make reservations.

Help Desk

Faculty, staff and students may contact the Help Desk about telephone, network, wireless network, software questions password problems, hardware problems, and general consultation. Faculty and staff may contact the Help Desk with requests for new software, hardware, and telecommunications services.

Our Help Desk includes phone, email, and walk-in computer support for all faculty, staff, and students at California Lutheran University.

Information Commons

The ISS Information Commons brings together library resources and computer technologies. The area supports the teaching of research strategies while offering personal computing support to the California Lutheran University campus community. The collaborative staff of ISS is focused on meeting the information and learning needs of the CLU community.

Appointments with an Information Specialist can be made for assistance during normal hours: http://www.callutheran.edu/iss/research/forms/appt.php

For outside hours, please send an e-mail to CLUlibrary@callutheran.edu .

Library Policies

Wireless Internet Connection

The CLUWnet pilot project was implemented in September 2002, providing wireless networking coverage to 7 buildings, with planned coverage to additional buildings later in the fall. The pilot project received primary funding from a Keck Foundation grant secured by the Biology department. Phase II and III of the project extended coverage to all 40 buildings on campus, with increased speeds. During the Summer 2004, the entire wireless network was upgraded.

CLUWnet is a WiFi compliant 802.11b network, employing industry standard and widely adopted technologies for widest compatibility with wireless network cards and operating systems.

With CLUWnet, users are no longer confined to a desk or a room, but can make use of other indoor and some outdoor locations to connect to the Internet, send and receive e-mail and even conduct research.

How do I connect?

Most new laptops ship with a built-in wireless network interface card (NIC).  If you need to purchase a wireless NIC, ISS will sell and install one for you.

Anyone with a CLU email account and password can use CLUWnet. Users need to launch an Internet browser such as Firefox or Internet Explorer, where they will be redirected to a login page. The user will gain access to network resources upon successful entry of a valid CLU username and password.

For the answers to frequently asked questions about the wireless network, visit the Wireless Network Access webpage.

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