SBUVA Library


SBUVA Library General Information


Library Hours

The Library is open 10AM to 8PM Tuesday through Saturday. We are closed Sundays and Mondays.

With advance notice, it is possible to open the Library by appointment. Please do schedule a personal literacy session with one of our Librarians should you have the need for an in depth discussion. Our phone number is 703.642.7518.

Library hours may vary during the summer, between quarters, and on holidays.

Library Website

We invite you to visit the SBU Library home page where you will find links to the General Library Information, Library Holdings, eBook Online, Online Databases, Internet Search Tools, Student Resource Center, and other valuable library resources.

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Finding Books

Library Classification

The two systems of library classification, which in truth are coordinated, utilized by the South Baylo University Libraries consist of the Library of Congress and the National Library of Medicine cataloging schemes. The Library of Congress classifications are followed with materials not related to medicine, and the National Library of Medicine system is utilized for those sciences designated "premedicine" and the practice of medicine proper. An expanded explanation follows.

Library of Congress

A General Works
B-BJ Philosophy
BF Psychology
BL-BX Religion
C History, Related Subjects
D History, General
E-F History, American
G Geography, Anthropology, Recreation
H Social Sciences, Business
J Political Science
K Law
KF Law, United States
L Education
M Music
N Fine Arts
P Language, Literature
Q Science, Mathematics, Computer Science
QA Mathematics
QB Astronomy
QC Physics
QD Chemistry [Basic Science] [See QU = Pre Clinical]
QE Geology
QH Biology, Natural History
QK Botany
QL Zoology
QM Human Anatomy [Basic Science] [See QS = Pre Clinical]
QP Physiology [Basic Science] [See QT = Pre Clinical]
QR Microbiology [Basic Science] [See QW = Pre Clinical]
R Medicine [Liberal Arts Academic]
S Agriculture
T Technology, Engineering
U Military Science
V Naval Science
W Medicine, National Library of Medicine Classification
Z Bibliography, Library Science, Printing, Publishing
[Note: Letters not used are reserved for further expansion into new subjects]

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National Library of Medicine Classification

The National Library of Medicine Classification is placed on top of, or above, the Library of Congress Classification representing a more detailed application of medical practice. The following table projects the application of this classification to the South Baylo University Libraries:

Preclinical Sciences

QS Human Anatomy [Clinical] [See QM = Basic Science]
QT Physiology [Clinical] [See QP = Basic Science]
QU Biochemistry [Clinical] [See QD = Basic Science]
QV Pharmacology
QW Microbiology and Immunology [Clinical] [See QR = Basic Science]
QX Parasitology
QY Clinical Pathology
QZ Pathology

Medicine and Related Subjects

W Health Professions
WA Public Health
WB Practice of Medicine
Therapeutics WB 300 General Works
WB 369 Acupuncture. Acupuncture Therapy. Moxibustion
WB 369.5 Specific Techniques
WB 369.5.A17 Acupressure
WB 369.5.A18 Acupuncture Analgesia
WB 369.5.E2 Ear Acupuncture
WB 369.5.E4 Electroacupuncture
WB 369.5.M5 Meridians. Acupuncture Points
WB 369.5.M9 Moxibustion
WB 371 Cupping. Counterirritation
WC Communicable Diseases
WD Disorders of Systemic, Metabolic or Environmental Origin
WE Musculoskeletal System
WF Respiratory System
WG Cardiovascular System
WH Hemic and Lymphatic Systems
WI Digestive System
WJ Urogenital System
WK Endocrine System
WL Nervous System
WM Psychiatry
WN Radiology. Diagnostic Imaging
WO Surgery
WP Gynecology
WQ Obstetrics
WR Dermatology
WS Pediatrics
WT Geriatrics. Chronic Disease
WU Dentistry. Oral Surgery
WV Otolaryngology
WW Ophthalmology
WX Hospitals and Other Health Facilities
WY Nursing
WZ History of Medicine

With these new state of the art library classifications, the South Baylo University Libraries are not only coordinated with institutions of higher learning thoughout the United States, but the results of the reclassification endeavor will allow for future expansion into the international venue of the healing arts.

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Library Policy

Circulation Policy

The circulation policy for the check out of instructional materials is structured to assist individual requirements for those doing in depth study or research, and also maintain a viable core book and journal collection for library patrons utilizing any of the on site facilities from which library materials may be checked out or conversely returned at any location.

Book Checkout

Titles that circulate issue for two weeks. Patrons may renew an item once if no one else is waiting for that item for a total of a month. After an item has been returned to the Library and is available on the shelf for 3 days, the cycle can begin again. We feel this allows everyone a fair shot at getting the materials they need while allowing a Patron enough time to finish a title. Should a Patron donate a title, they may invoke the right to check a single circulating item out for the entirety of the quarter as a reward for their generosity.

We appreciate that most Patrons return their items by the due date. After three days past an item’s due date, fines accrue at $1 per day up to a maximum of $10. Students are reminded that they need a clear record with the Library before graduation.

Reference Books

Reference titles and volume sets are shelved in a discrete section of the library. Reference materials do not circulate from the university libraries and usage is restricted to the library reading rooms. Encyclopedias, dictionaries, telephone books, handbooks, and manuals are examples of this genre of library titles.

Reserve Book Collection

For special instructional programs and with unique book titles integral to the study of acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in the professional curriculum, additional reserve shelving is maintained near the library circulation desk. These materials have been acquired under the stipulation that such a collection be presented and held for student library usage only in the university libraries. Thus, these volumes are not checked out for circulation beyond the library facility.

Language/Color Code Classification

Books are shelved alphabetically by first letter of the first line of the call number. Library volumes are shelved in classification order as subsequently explained. The vast majority of library books are all shelved together in what is sometimes called the general or main book collection. Insofar as the South Baylo University Libraries hold materials written in English, Chinese, or Korean, a color above the book call number allows for identification of these unique attributes of such specialized holdings.

Instructional Materials

Video tapes, CD Rom, slides, and similar instructional materials are not available for student circulation. However, faculty members may check out such holdings along with slide projects, LCD projectors, TV monitors, and VCR equipment for classroom presentations and usage. It is a goal of the university libraries to ultimately have all such equipment permanently in the classroom to avoid complications of circulation plus reduce the damage to equipment in transit. Such an accomplishment would release more of these instructional materials for direct student usage in the library; thus, a TV monitor is located adjoining the library reading room for students to view video tapes and other software appropriate to classroom assignments. Various anatomical models are held in the library proper, but other such holdings have been directly remanded to the classrooms for optimum usage. Other specimens relevant to the study of the healing arts are maintained.

Computer Access

The Virginia Campus Library has 3 Windows terminals. The computer on the left has Firefox bookmarks that assist Patrons in their research. Patrons are reminded that open access resources such as Medline and DOAJ are portable and as such are available from anywhere. QR codes are attached to physical journals whenever possible to allow users to compile their own portable bibliographic bookmarks.

Copy Service

It is possible to reproduce library and other materials in several ways. A copy is for $0.05. The university libraries expend every effort to maximize the availability of all instructional resources.

Group Study

Group study conference rooms are available for study group purpose.

Library Orientation

To promote computer utilization in all university libraries and the further expand the library mission in contemporary computer technology, a library orientation Power Point program is conducted each quarter for the incoming class. Also, the librarian meets the incoming class on the first day of the quarter at the general university orientation program. A considerable number of the incoming students exhibit extraordinary computer skills and internet knowledge. Thus, this orientation program basically serves to afford those new to the university libraries an exposure and overview of available resources for learning and research.

CalUMS Resource Sharing

Our Patrons are also CalUMS Patrons by extension. If you see an item in the CalUMS catalogue, speak to a Librarian about your delivery or in person check out privileges. California University of Management and Sciences (CalUMS) is located at 4300 Wilson Blvd. Suite#140
Arlington, VA 22203.

From the Librarian

On behalf of all the library staff, it is a distinct pleasure to welcome students, alumni, faculty, practitioners, and research scholars to the university libraries. The hope of all of us is that library patrons and casual users alike will find a quiet, peaceful, and useful place in the reading rooms and conference rooms for study, reflection, contemplation, and repose in the pursuit of knowledge.

Learning in all healing arts has expanded at an exponential pace. No library can possibly contain this infinite knowledge. However, the ultimate outcome of research and reflection is to develop a methodology in the quest for further knowledge. If exposure to the procedure of learning and analysis can individually transpire, then the mission of the university libraries has been accomplished.

Our most cordial welcome is extended with the desire that through learning and research the acupuncture profession will take its rightful place among primary health care providers for the enhancement of healing in the community.