» About the Leatherby Libraries

The Leatherby Libraries at Chapman University is much more than a physical space. It is a unifying presence on the Chapman campus that provides personalized services and relevant collections in support of the curricular, creative, and scholarly needs of students, faculty, staff and community. 

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Libraries and Collections

While an iconic structure located in the middle of the Chapman campus, the Libraries are home to 9 separate libraries that comprise the Leatherby Libraries, including: 

  • Donna Ford and Fahmy Attallah, Ph.D. Library of Arts and Humanities
  • Doy and Dee Henley Library of Social Sciences
  • M. Douglas Library of Music
  • Leon and Olga Argyros Library of Business and Economics 
  • Edgar and Libby Pankey Library of Education
  • Onnolee Elliott Library of Science and Technology
  • John and Donna Crean Library of Film and Television
  • Sala and Aron Samueli Holocaust Memorial Library 
  • Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives

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The Building

This beautiful, 100,000 sq ft building was built in May 2003 through generous gifts from private donors, foundations, an IMLS grant. In includes a myriad of resources and spaces including reading rooms, study spaces, research centers, art collections, media and computer labs, food options, librarian and reference support and, of course, books and other research materials.  

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Visiting Us and Services

The Leatherby Libraries welcome all members of the Chapman University, Brandman University and general community. Please use the resources below to learn about when we are open and other information about visiting.  

Feedback and Giving Opportunities

The Leatherby Libraries is always evolving and improving, and that is accomplished through feedback and donations from individuals like you. Please use the resources below to be apart of the leatherby Libraries continued growth.