Established in 1980, the Bastyr University Library system comprises a vital multimedia collection focusing on the natural health arts and sciences. The Libraries serve the Kenmore, Washington, and Bastyr Center for Natural Health campuses, in Seattle, and the California campus in San Diego.

Scholarly resources include state-of-the-art databases, e-journals, anatomy models, DVDs and a specialized print collection. Library staff, experts in medical resources and in the subject area of complementary, alternative and integrative medicine, promote intellectual curiosity by encouraging questions and inquiry. Students in all programs receive focused instruction in research-oriented classes and individual instruction tailored to their needs. The library in Kenmore features distinctive two-story high windows, creating a bright, welcoming space for studying. The California campus library, though smaller than Kenmore, offers an equivalent suite of clinical resources. Resources at Bastyr Center for Natural Health and the California Clinic are located at point-of-need.

Access and Check Out

Students access electronic resources on-and-off campus through the Bastyr University portal. The Library subscribes to a comprehensive suite of conventional and natural medicine databases. Most books, except for reserve, can be checked out for three weeks. Video and audiotapes can be checked out for one week. Resources at the Kenmore Campus are checked out via an automated system; the California campus has self-checkout.

Computer Labs

  • Kenmore Campus – 16 computers with specialized and general software; two printers including one color are available for a minimal per-page charge. A secondary lab with 25 computers is available when classes are not being taught.
  • California Campus – eight computers with specialized and general software and one printer.