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Aronstam Library

Welcome to The Richard Aronstam Library

Welcome to the Richard Aronstam Memorial Library! We are located on the second floor of Manzanita Hall. The Aronstam Library was established through a generous donation to the Department by Mrs. Elsie Aronstam. The Library is dedicated to her husband, Richard, who served as a Professor in the Department from 1961 until his death in 1969. This library is run by volunteer Communication Studies students and serves as the main resource center for Communication Studies majors. This library offers many books and communication research journals needed for student research. The journals that can be found here include:

  • Communication and Critical Cultural Studies
  • Communication Monographs
  • Communication Quarterly
  • Critical Studies in Media Communication
  • Human Communication Research
  • Journal of Communication
  • Quarterly Journal of Speech
  • Rhetoric and Public Affairs
  • Text and Performance Quarterly

In addition to these renowned journals, the Aronstam Library offers a wide selection of Great Speeches videotapes for student critiques; graduate school information; various books on communication theory, rhetoric, intercultural communication, mass communication, interpersonal communication, and research methods; as well as teachers' resources. The Aronstam library also features computers for student use. These computers offer a high speed connection to the Internet and feature e-mail, file transfer, and web browsing capabilities. Xerox and printing services are also available for a nominal cost.

Volunteer Information
Although the Aronstam Library's official business hours are from 8 AM through 5 PM on Mondays through Fridays, the library can only be open for service when a volunteer student monitor is present. The Aronstam Library is always in need of additional volunteer student monitors, and if you are interested in volunteering or need more information, please contact the COMS Department office at (818) 677-2853. Volunteers must be undergraduate or graduate communication studies majors who are willing to work at least three hours weekly. In return, volunteers will be permitted access to the library at all business hours during the week, even in the absence of a monitor, and during finals week. The Aronstam Library is always in need of your volunteerism, so sign up now! Here is one more item to include on your resume!

  • Location
    Manzanita Hall, 2nd Floor, Rm 240
  • Hours
    Monday thru Thursday -- 9:00 am to 5:00pm
    Fridays -- 9:00 am to 4:00pm

Aronstam Library hours are based on volunteer availability.  Please contact the main office or the Aronstam Library Coordinator for further information.

  • Contact
    For more information, please contact:
    Department Communication Studies

    Coordinator: Monica Gallegos