Library Services


IAU’s campus library exists primarily to serve the scholarly and research needs of our faculty and students. The library contains mainly specialized holdings in subject areas relevant to our course offerings such as business, management, and English.



Library Hours

IAU's library hours change from time to time. Check here to find updated hours for our campus library.

IAU Online Library

Access millions of resources to support your academic studies. LIRN login details are in your syllabus + IAUonline.

Library Guides

Library guides are tools specifically designed to help find resources from different subject areas. They can assist in locating books from the IAU catalog, articles from academic journals, databases, and other online resources.

Library Catalog

Explore IAU's Library Catalog, a listing of books found on campus. Though under development, access is available upon request.

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If you have a library related question or request, fill out our Library Inquiry Form. We'll respond as soon as possible.

Textbook List

To succeed in your classes you need the right book! Check out the IAU Textbook List and purchase your textbooks on Amazon.

Library Tutorials

Need some help using the EBSCO database or starting your research with LIRN?
Check out the video tutorials below!

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Public Libraries

5 public libraries are within 5 miles of IAU!

Free Resources

Check out these free resources!

Library Hours


The campus library is located at the IAU Los Angeles Main Campus at 3440 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1000, Los Angeles, CA 90010.

Library Tutorials

LIRNSearch Introduction

Information Literacy

IAU Online Library

Through LIRN, IAU’s Online Library provides students with millions of peer-reviewed and full-text journal, magazine, and newspaper articles, e-books, podcasts, audio, and video resources to support their academic studies from various academic databases, eLibrary, Open Access Resources, and more. The online library and other resources are more than sufficient to meet the instructional needs for undergraduates, graduate students, and instructors. It allows students to meet their program objectives. Login details are found in your syllabus + IAUonline.

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ABI/INFORM Collection
The ABI/INFORM Collection is comprised of ABI/INFORM Global, ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry, and ABI/INFORM Dateline. The collection features thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals such as The Economist and Sloan Management Review, country-and industry-focused reports, and major news sources like the Wall Street Journal. Its international coverage gives researchers a complete picture of companies and business trends around the world.

Core scholarly content including thousands of full-text scholarly journals, periodicals, dissertations, and collections of working papers, as well as content from The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and other major business presses.

ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry
Applied content including market research reports, journals, magazines, and periodicals relevant to trade and industry

The most streamlined version, containing regional business news and wire feeds. For more resources and even better value, consider ProQuest’s Business Premium Collection.

Entrepreneurship Database
The Entrepreneurship Database provides access to key scholarship, tools, and resources to help entrepreneurs and students navigate the complex world of small business. It contains a diverse collection of resources including journals, industry reports, video clips, “how to” books, templated forms, business plan samples, and more from top publishers.

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
As the official repository of the Library of Congress, ProQuest Dissertations & Theses provides researchers with unmatched search and reference link functionality that delivers results from across the globe that can meet the expectations of today’s research community.

Gale Cengage

Gale Business Insights: Global
A unique source for international business intelligence, offering the most comprehensive and convenient way to find case studies and in-depth statistical data coupled with deep research and the ability to compare global economies, countries, and industries.

Gale General OneFile
A large general interest periodical resource. It includes reference, newspaper, and audio content that complements the resource's robust collection of magazines and journals. Millions of articles are available.

Gale OneFile: Business
Gale OneFile: Business provides full-text coverage of all business disciplines including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management, and strategy, as well as business theory and practice. Users will understand the activities of companies and industries worldwide through nearly 4,000 leading business and trade publications, updated daily. Complementing these titles is a selection of international, U.S., and regional news publications, all available on the state-of-the-art Gale OneFile platform.

Gale Business: Entrepreneurship
A comprehensive database that covers all aspects of starting and operating a business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax, and more. It combines authoritative periodical and reference content to support prospective and current entrepreneurs as well as business students. Experience an easy-to-browse interface mapped to four key stages—plan, fund, start, and manage—to fit your research needs at any point in your business's development.

Gale Business: DemographicsNow
This tool connects users with a wealth of highly detailed demographic data on more than 24 million U.S. businesses and 206 million consumers—making it ideal for gaining consumer and market insight.

Gale OneFile: Economics and Theory
Offers instant access to full-text academic journals and magazines—with a strong emphasis on titles covered in the EconLit bibliographic index. Content is useful for starting a business, marketing a product, developing policy, analyzing trends, constructing economic models, investing for the future, researching rates, and more.

The Economist Historical Archive
The definitive source for business and policy leaders, opinion shapers, and decision makers. Accordingly, this collection proves the ideal historical resource for researching cutting-edge ideas in a convenient format. Gale's digital technology delivers fully searchable news, supplements, advertisements, and letters that let researchers compare political and economic trends across continents and conduct credible research into the great events of the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries.

Open Access Databases

Free Resources

With PQDT Open, you can read the full text of open access dissertations and theses free of charge.




Public Libraries


There are 5 public libraries within a 5 mile radius of IAU's campuses. These libraries are open to the public and may be used as ancillary resources. Please find their contact information below.

Libraries located near IAU's Los Angeles Main Campus:

  1. Pio Pico - Koreatown Branch Library
    694 S. Oxford Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90005
    (213) 368-7647
  2. Wilshire Branch Library
    149 N. Saint Andrews Pl., Los Angeles, CA 90004
    (323) 957-4550

Libraries located near Orange County Satellite Campus:

  1. Irvine Heritage Park Library
    14361 Yale Avenue, Irvine, CA 92604
    (949) 936-4040
  2. Irvine Katie Wheeler Library
    13109 Old Myford Rd., Irvine, CA 92602
    (714) 669-8753
  3. Tustin Library
    345 E. Main Street, Tustin, CA 92780
    (714) 544-7725


Libraries located near San Diego Satellite Campus:

  1. California Western School of Law Library
    290 Cedar St., San Diego, CA 92101
    (619) 525-1418
  2. Copley Library
    5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110
    (619) 260-4799
  3. MCRD San Diego Library
    3704 Hochmuth Ave., San Diego, CA 92140
    (619) 524-1849
  4. Mission Hills - Hillcrest/Knox Library
    215 W Washington St., San Diego, CA 92103
    (619) 692-4910
  5. Mission Valley Library
    2123 Fenton Pkwy., San Diego, CA 92108
    (858) 573-5007
  6. Museum of Man Scientific Library
    1350 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
    (619) 239-2001