Emperor’s College Library


The Emperor’s College library supports the education, research and clinical needs of students, faculty, alumni and other health care providers. It is committed to the growth and development of strong academic resources for students and practitioners and aims to create a collection that reflects essential scholarship in acupuncture, East Asian medicine, western medicine and other forms of complementary heath care.

Mondays – 1:30PM to 4:00PM
Fridays – 1:30PM to 4:00PM
And by appointment.




The library holds and collects many titles and periodicals relating to acupuncture, East Asian medicine, Western medicine, Eastern philosophy, complementary and alternative medicine, herbal medicine, homeopathy, massage, and body work. Materials can be found in print, digital, and audio-visual medium. The print collection currently contains over 2,900 volumes and 25 journal titles. Additional electronic journals are also available through the college’s EBSCO Host subscriptions to MEDLINE with Full Text, Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine Source, and two eBook collections. Together, these databases offer access to over 3,000 medical, nursing, and allied health titles. The library also holds a special collection of Chinese language monographs and a collection of faculty publications. Required and recommended text books for the master’s program are available in the Reference section.


Equipment and Resources
The library houses a complete selection of herb samples to provide students additional opportunities to study and practice herb identification.



An electronic catalog of Emperor’s library resources and materials is available at librarything.com. The Library of Congress classification system is used for cataloging the collection.


Reference and Reserve Collection
A selection of books and materials that do not circulate are available in the Reference section. Many of these books are required and recommended course texts and may be used in the library without the use of a student ID.


Borrowing Privileges
Registered students with a student ID and current faculty are permitted to borrow library materials. Please see the table below for circulation limits based on patron type.

Books may be renewed once, provided they are not on hold. Renewals may be made in person or by email at library@emperors.edu.

To place a hold on an item currently checked out, you may request one in person from library staff or by email at library@emperors.edu.

Overdue items are assessed a late fee of $0.25 per item per day. Students must pay any outstanding fines to receive approval for graduation.

Any book that is not returned after the maximum number of renewals will be considered lost. In such cases, the borrower will be responsible for the cost of replacing the book. Students must pay any outstanding book-replacement fees to receive approval for graduation.

Reference and reserve materials may be used in the library only. Alumni, health professionals, clinic patients, and the general public are invited to utilize resources for furthering their education and understanding but may not remove materials from the library.


Library Item Hold
Holds may be placed on library items by current students and faculty members. To request a hold, please contact the circulation desk at library@emperors.edu.