Collection & Resources

The Library Resource Center of Parker University includes seventeen study rooms each with computers, monitors and black dry erase boards. Also available are twelve study carrels, two enclosed computer rooms with three printers, two media rooms, anatomical model room, copy room, and an extensive periodical section. The Library collection consists of over 18,000 books, archival materials, journals, and other non-book resources such as DVD's, CD's, anatomical models, and online resources. The SirsiDynix online catalog is web based and allows Library patrons to view status and location of resources in the Library. Two dedicated computers for searching the catalog are located in the front of the library. Tutorials are located on the library website to assist users with database information and searching. The Information Services Desk  is available and adjacent to the library. 

The nearly 250 assembly lectures, commencements, and seminars including the founder, Dr. James Parker are available to Parker students through DVD. The Library houses curriculum enhanced databases, journals, and eBooks through predominant vendors including EBSCO, ProQuest and OVID.  The Mango database houses over seventy-one languages.  

The Library collection contains resources including the Basic Sciences, Chiropractic Sciences, Massage, Alternative Medicine, Radiology and Business resources. Reserve materials are for in-house use only. The Library also has a wide assortment of AV materials, and anatomical models. The Library maintains an extensive collection of e-journals. Online journals can be accessed through Full Text Finder or  through EBSCO's integrated search tool Discovery.  

 

Loans

Books are loaned for 2 weeks and can be renewed three times.

Renew Your Books

To renew any or all of the items that you have checked out from the library, you will need the following information:

1. Your identification number, located on the back of your Parker ID.

2. Your PIN, which can only be obtained by speaking with the circulation desk.

-If you are off-campus, you can contact the circulation desk by calling (972) 438-6932 ext. 7190, or toll-free at 1-800-438-6932 ext. 7190. You can also email a PIN request to AskLibrary@parker.edu from your Parker email address.

Recalls

Please note that items may be recalled before the due date if they are needed as a reserve item or by another borrower. Recall notices are sent by email and may include a revised due date, by which the item must be returned. 

Borrowers can request that an item be recalled if it is currently on loan. Recalled items are then held for one week, from date of check in, at the circulation desk. Recalling an item prevents the borrower who has the item from renewing it and may reduce the time remaining on their loan. Please note: course reserve items may not be recalled.

Course Reserves

Course Reserves can be accessed at the Parker University Library Circulation Desk. Reserve materials are for in-house use only.