Welcome to SSU’s Library

The SSU Library is a carefully balanced combination of an online study center and a traditional library with shelved books and periodicals. Presently, the physical libraries are located on the Fashion Valley and Newport Beach campuses. Our online research center is available for students and faculty 24 hours a day and accessible from any computer with Internet access, including your home computers.

The primary goal of the library is to provide SSU faculty and students with the resources needed for their studies and research. The SSU library collection includes electronic subscription databases, reliable open Internet sources, reference materials, textbooks and audio/video instructional materials to address the needs of SSU’s MBA and BBA programs.

Library Staff and Hours of Operation

SSU ONLINE RESEARCH LIBRARY (electronic subscription databases and open online sources)

24 hours/7 days a week, accessible from any computer with Internet access, including your home computers. Students and Faculty can access databases on Moodle and on the website. For database access information (password) on the website, contact SSU librarians at library@ssu.edu

RESEARCH ASSISTANCE Immediate research assistance: on-campus or online (via phone, email, Ask the Librarian portal, or Moodle chat)

Option 1 – Email  SSU  library staff for immediate research assistance:

Fashion Valley campus library: jrogers@ssu.edu

Newport Beach campus library: library@ssu.edu

Option 2 – Click on  ASK THE LIBRARIAN button on the library page.

Option 3 – Contact a librarian via Moodle virtual chat

Option 4 – Call and talk with a librarian:

Fashion Valley campus library: (619) 298-1829

Newport Beach campus library: (949) 833-8868


Fashion Valley campus library

Monday: 11:00 am 6:30 pm
Wednesday: 11:00 am 6:30 pm

Newport Beach campus library

Monday: 2:00 pm 7:00 pm
Tuesday: 2:00 pm 7:00 pm
Friday: 2:00 pm 7:00 pm
Saturday: 12:30 pm 5:30 pm


The Fashion Valley  campus library circulation desk is open:

Mondays 9:00 am 6:30 pm
Tuesdays 9:00 am 6:00 pm
Wednesdays 9:00 am 6:30 pm
Thursdays 9:00 am 6:30 pm
Fridays 9:00 am 5:30 pm
Saturdays closed

The Newport Beach campus library circulation desk is open:

Mondays 10:00 am 7:30 pm
Tuesdays 10:00 am 5:30 pm
Wednesdays 10:00 am 6:00 pm
Thursdays 10:00 am 6:00 pm
Fridays 10:00 am 4:00 pm
Saturdays 10:00 am 4:00 pm

Course reserves (current textbooks) borrowed from the library should be checked-in via the book drop box by the campus closing time.