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"How To" Guide to the SDZWA Library's Collections & Services: About the Library

Location and Hours


The San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Library has information for a world where all life thrives, and is primarily a resource for SDZWA staff, volunteers and visiting scholars.

Contact us

(760) 747-8702 x5736


We are currently on a limited schedule.  Please email to check our current schedule and confirm our hours.

We would hate to miss you!


The SDZWA Main Library is on the second floor of the Beckman Center, adjacent to the Safari Park. It houses the majority of the Zoo's 11,000+ books, 400+ print journal titles, and our Archives and Rare Book Room. Several small, specialized print collections are located at additional sites throughout our multi-campus organization.

We also provide online access to thousands of  journals and other information resources.  Some of these are limited to on-site (Zoo, Safari Park and Beckman Center) or VPN use only.  

Information for new SDZWA team members

Welcome! Our Information for Team Members packet gives an overview of Library resources and services. Still have questions? We’re here to help! Don’t hesitate to contact us via phone, email, or stop by in person.

Copyright Notice

General San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Library Copyright Notice
Most material available on the internet is protected by copyright law, including both freely available resources and subscription databases available through the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Library. Copyright applies even when a statement of copyright is not clearly visible on a website or other resource. The San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Library upholds and abides by United States copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code), including sections 107 and 108 governing fair use and reproduction by libraries and archives. Patrons using library resources—including copiers, scanners, and printers—are responsible for any infringements to copyright law.

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.


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