Library - Campus Library

The East West College of Natural Medicine Library & Research Center maintains a growing collection of acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, herbology, and alternative medicine literature. The 2500 volume print collection is supplemented by multi-media materials, professional journals, and electronic resources. The Library is equipped with computers with Internet access for students to search the library's online catalog, access health information, or to complete assignments. A printer/copier is also available. Wireless Internet access is available throughout the entire College. Desks and comfortable seating are available for students to study in a quiet atmosphere.

To access the EWCNM Library Catalog, click here:  LIBRARY CATALOG

Library Hours

The EWCNM Library is available to students and faculty Monday-Thursday from 8:30am to 10:00pm and on Friday from 8:30am to 5pm. 
Reference support is provided by Deb Cogan, MLS - Campus Librarian.
The campus librarian is available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11:30am to 4:30pm.
When the campus librarian is not available, Sherry Ingbritsen in the Admissions office can assist students in locating library materials Monday-Friday from 8:30am to 5:30pm.

Borrowing Privileges

EWC students, staff, faculty are welcome to borrow materials from the EWC library. Students may borrow up to 8 books at a time.

Borrowing Procedures

Items can be located by searching the online library catalog or by browsing the shelves. The bookcases are locked at all times. When the campus librarian is not available you may see Sherry Ingbritsen in the Admissions office for assistance with unlocking the bookcases. 

Loan Period

Circulating library materials can be borrowed for a period of three (3) weeks except for textbooks. Textbooks can be borrowed for one week with no renewals. Reference materials and journals do not circulate. They may not be removed from the library at any time. Overdue notices will be emailed bi-monthly to your EWCNM school email account. 


Books may be renewed twice, as long as there are no other students on the waiting list for that item. Renewals can be done in person or via email.

Lost or damaged items

Patrons will be charged the replacement cost of the item, plus a $10.00 processing fee. Materials that are out of print or not replaceable will be evaluated on a case by case basis to determine a fair market value. Students with overdue, lost or damaged library materials will have their borrowing privileges suspended. 


Book Return

Library materials that have been checked out through our online system should be placed in the book return bin (aka library book drop) located near the entrance to the school. 

Books taken from bookcases and used only in the library should be placed on the black book cart near the librarian’s desk (Re-shelving area).



A wide collection of professional journals are available both in print and online.  Journals may not be borrowed or removed from the library.

Computer Access/Use

There are computers located in the library for student use. The computers may be used to search the library’s website and online catalog, to access health information, and for word processing. School computers are to be used only for school-related activities.

Students should bring a flash drive or cd on which to save their work, as personal work should not be saved to the library computers. Anything saved to a library computer will be deleted at the end of each semester.

Contact information:
East West College of Natural Medicine
3808 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234

Deb Cogan, MLS – Campus Librarian
Phone: 941.355.9080 Ext.113
Fax: 941.355.3243