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Rinker Campus Health Sciences Study Commons

The Health Sciences Study Commons directly supports the research and teaching needs of the graduate students and faculty at the Harry and Diane Rinker Health Science Campus. The study commons provide print and electronic collections with an emphasis on health sciences. Collaborative study rooms and individual study spaces are available to facilitate coursework, studying, and research.

Available Amenities

  • Quiet Study Area
  • 12 Study Rooms
  • 20 Study Carrels
  • Printers, copiers, scanners
  • Computer Lab


The Rinker Campus Health Sciences Study Commons offers a collection of print library materials that focuses on the research and curricular needs of Rinker campus students and faculty. The collection has two distinct areas:

  • The core research and reference collection consists of books that must be used only within the Study Commons.
  • The circulating collection contains books that may be checked out for use outside of the Study Commons by students, staff, and faculty during hours of library service.

Please refer to the Circulation Policies for checkout privileges and loan periods.

Hours and Services:

The Health Sciences Study Commons is currently open during the following hours:

  • Monday - Friday: 7am to 12am
  • Saturday: 10am to 7pm
  • Sunday: 10am to 12am

Library services are available during the following hours:

  • Monday - Thursday: 7:30am to 8pm
  • Friday: 7:30am to 4:30pm
  • Sunday: 10am to 7pm

Items from the circulating collection may only be checked out during hours when library services are offered.

Persons currently affiliated with Chapman University may use the Health Sciences Study Commons.  Visitors, defined as persons not currently affiliated with Chapman University, may use the Health Sciences Study Commons only under certain conditions, as defined in the study commons policies (https://chapman.libguides.com/study_commons)

Research Help:

Library Instruction

Librarians are available to provide course-based library research instruction sessions for your students. Several areas may be covered during an instruction session, depending on the needs of faculty and students. Examples include:

  • Finding sources for a particular assignment
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Critical Appraisal and how to evaluate the authority and credibility of sources
  • Understanding stages of the research process and the publication types
  • Searching databases effectively and developing search strategies
  • Understanding the processes of scholarly communication and knowledge building

Individual Research Consultations

The Health Sciences Librarian is available to faculty, staff, and students for individual appointments. Please contact the health sciences librarian to schedule an appointment. Please refer your students to the librarian if they would benefit from guidance in finding relevant research materials.

Additional Links:

Study Commons Policies

Research Guides

Communication Sciences and Disorders 
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant


Library and Research Assistance Staff

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Ivan Portillo

Health Sciences Librarian
(714) 532-7710

Visiting the Library

Rinker Health Science Campus

9401 Jeronimo Road
Irvine, CA 92618


  • Monday - Friday: 7am to 12am
  • Saturday: 10am to 7pm
  • Sunday: 10am to 12am

Help with Library Resources

Contact Us:

Email: rinkerlib@chapman.edu 
Phone: (714) 516-5040