POST Library Services
Besides books, journals, e-books, journal articles, and government documents, our online catalog provides access to all POST Library collections: Command College papers, Master Instructor projects, POST publications, and selected POST archives.
Research and Reference Services
Our information research specialists are available to consult or conduct research on law enforcement topics. We serve not only POST staff researchers, but also peace officers throughout California, and current students and instructors of POST programs. For research or a library visit, email the library or call (916) 227-3765.
POST Library subscribes to EBSCO's Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text. Most law enforcement journals are indexed here. Other EBSCO databases are provided by the California State Library. To access these databases, users must be in a state building. For online searching, call a Librarian at (916) 227-3765 directly or send the library an email.
POST Librarians are available to give instruction on Law Enforcement Research, Copyright, Research Services, and other topics.
Library materials are loaned to POST staff only. External researchers may arrange to borrow materials using interlibrary loan (ILL) through their own public or university libraries.
Photocopying and scanning services are available. We can fax articles to your email. NOTE: POST owns the copyright on all POST materials. For permission to use POST publications, contact Laurel Espell at (916) 227-3204.