2013-2014 Walden University Student Handbook (December 2013) 
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2013-2014 Walden University Student Handbook (December 2013) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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“At residencies, I learn about students’ research and see their excitement. It’s great to see someone’s eyes light up when I can find a great article for their research, and it just suddenly ‘clicks.’”

Susan Stekel
Walden University Associate Librarian


The Walden University Library supports the educational goals and instructional and research needs of Walden’s students, faculty, and staff through providing access to resources and services necessary for academic success. The library equips students with skills and tools for finding, retrieving, analyzing, and using information to create and support information-literate, lifelong learners.

Accessible through the Walden Library website and also through each student’s myWalden university portal, the library also provides many tutorials and guides to help students make the best use of the library and their time.

To contact the library:

Electronic Resources

The Walden University Library provides a number of electronic scholarly resources for students’ use. The library contains more than 164,703 electronic books and more than 64,136 full-text journals. Thoreau, the library’s multidatabase search tool, provides a way for students to search most of the library’s resources at once. The library’s 106 databases focus on disciplines covered by Walden degree programs. The complete list of library collections can be found here.

Document Delivery Service

Walden University students can request articles and copies of book chapters not available in the Walden library. The document delivery service supports the work of doctoral capstone students and other students with research-intensive needs. For the detailed policy regarding document delivery, see the Document Delivery page on the Walden Library website.

Reference and Instruction Services

The Walden Library provides reference service via phone (1-800-930-0914) and online web mail form.

Reference hours (Eastern time) are

  • Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m. to midnight.
  • Friday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday–Sunday: 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The Walden librarians are available to assist students with their research questions, help them find articles in the Walden databases, suggest resources, and formulate search strategies. They also create tutorials and course and assignment guides students can use to learn more about the Walden library and hold webinars each month that can help students improve their searching skills. The current schedule and an archive of recorded past session can be accessed here.

Library Access

The library works with the Disabilities Office to provide materials for students with disabilities. See the library access policy.