John Spoor Broome Library

Cal State Channel Islands


The John Spoor Broome Library enhances the CI mission of interdisciplinary, international, multicultural, and service learning through active collaboration with students, faculty, and staff to plan, implement, promote, and access the use of collections and services and support student learning via its robust information literacy program.



  • The John Spoor Broome Library is housed in an architecturally stunning building designed by the world famous British architect Lord Norman Foster.
  • The library gives students access to a robust collection of 235,000 bound and digital books, over 20,000 electronic journals and newspapers, numerous databases, a comprehensive digital image collection, DVD's/VHS's, CD's, best sellers, and children's books and K-8 curriculum materials. In addition, the library houses a number of interesting archival and special collections that can be used for original research.
  • The building is home to the University Writing Center, the Learning Resource Center, and the Information Technology Help Desk