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Daisaku and Kaneko Ikeda Library

The mission of Soka University of America is to foster a steady stream of global citizens committed to living a contributive life. Daisaku and Kaneko Ikeda Library supports our students, faculty, and staff in their endeavors to meet their academic and personal goals as we all work together toward fulfilling the SUA mission. To that end, the library actively engages in teaching information literacy skills, facilitates access to information, and provides spaces for scholastic collaboration and intellectual exploration.

Welcome to Ikeda Library

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Ikeda Library Website

Access all services and resources through the library website.

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Hours and Contact

The Ikeda Library is closed. Please continue to ask for our assistance via phone, email, and Microsoft Teams. Library staff are working and on stand-by during the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For any questions, please contact the Information Desk at (949) 480-4205 or library@soka.edu.


Access Information

Print & Media Collection

Search our print, media, and online resources.



Browse the databases to which we subscribe.


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    Interlibrary Loans

    To supplement the library’s collections, we borrow books and journal articles from other libraries at no cost to you.

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    Instruction Sessions & Research Workshops

    We offer workshops and instruction sessions to all groups on campus on all topics related to information literacy and the library’s resources. Faculty can request instruction sessions for their courses, staff can request sessions for their offices or area, and students can request workshops. 

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    Reference Services

    The reference librarians help the campus community find resources for their course assignments or personal research while also helping them develop the information literacy skills needed to create strong search strategies for future projects.