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The books, reports, documents, and papers included in the books and Command College papers  catalogs are indexed according to the Library of Congress classification system. The articles database contains citations to almost 40,000 articles, with some journals dating back to the 1950s. Searchable access points include the author, article title, journal title, subject, month, and year of publication. Keyword searching is possible only on the abstract or table-of-contents field.

Please note: Opinions or points of view expressed in the documents found in the POST Library catalog are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official position or policies of POST. References to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by POST.

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How to obtain books

Books are loaned directly to POST staff only. Others may borrow materials from the POST Library via interlibrary loan, using OCLC or an ALA form. Please contact your local public, college, agency, or organization library for interlibrary loan assistance.

How to obtain articles

In accordance with Title 17, U.S. Code, one copy of an article is available for individual scholarship, research, or educational use. Upon request, the POST Library will provide a single copy of articles to:

  • The POST Commission and its Advisory Committee Members
  • POST Staff
  • Active Duty California Law Enforcement Officers and Dispatchers
  • POST-certified Training Presenters
  • Other Libraries
The POST Library reserves the right to refuse to fulfill a request if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the request would lead to violation of the copyright law.

To request an article, copy the brief citation from the database and paste it into an email ( This will provide the information needed to fill your request. Please include the following information in your email:

  • Your name
  • The agency or academy with which you are affiliated
  • A daytime phone number
The POST Library prefers to fill all article requests electronically by emailing PDF copies to the requestor. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view the PDF. You can download a free copy of Acrobat Reader from the Adobe website. If you wish to request an article but do not have email, please contact the POST Library for assistance with setting up a free email account.

How to obtain Command College papers

Command College papers are being added to the online Library catalog in the Command College papers database in PDF format. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view the PDF. You can download a free copy of Acrobat Reader from the Adobe website. If the paper you would like has not been added to the database, please email to request the paper you need.

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