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Getting Around Washington D.C.

  • Metrobus
    Metrobus runs a total of 338 routes throughout the city and the greater Washington, DC area, with more than 485 buses. Metro operates from 5 a.m. to midnight on weekdays and from 7 a.m. to 3 a.m. on weekends.
  • Metrorail
    Metrorail provides safe, clean, reliable transit service for more than 700,000 customers a day throughout the Washington, DC area. The system is the second busiest in the United States, serving 86 stations in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.
  • Metrorail - Mobile Access
    Several of Metro's online services are now available on any Web-enabled portable device. These services include: Metro's Trip Planner, next scheduled departure for Metrobus and Metrorail, next Metrorail train and next Metrobus arrival times, elevator/escalator outages, service alerts, Metrorail system map, and SmarTrip® mobile.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan Information

Pepperdine does allow those in our IP locations to Interlibrary Loan journal articles and book chapters. All articles and book chapters are delivered electronically in .pdf format. Instructions for accessing the article online are e-mailed to the student or faculty member once the article is available to view. We are not able to borrow whole books for our students in International Programs.

For more information about interlibrary loans, please visit the ILL webpage.


Stay Connected Through Pepperdine Libraries!

Get Research Help:
Even while students study abroad, librarians are able to answer research questions and help with class assignments. Contact a librarian via email for questions. Also, the library student worker at your site's location is able to help with basic database and catalog searching.

Access Databases and E-Journals:
Access to databases, electronic journals, and eBooks are available to all students studying abroad. Use your WaveNet ID to access all of the Library's e-resources while you are overseas!



Travel Guides

Not For Tourists Guide to Washington DC 2014

The Not For Tourists Guide to Washington DC divides the city into forty-six mapped neighborhoods. Each map is marked by NFT’s user-friendly icons, which help locate the essential services and entertainment venues in the area. 

Washington, DC Sights : a travel guide to the top 35+ attractions in Washington, DC, United States

This illustrated Travel Guide is a part of the Mobi Sights series, our concise guides that only feature the most essential information on city attractions. This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. 

Places to Visit

  • Theodore Roosevelt Memorial
    A typically uncrowded spot is the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial on Theodore Roosevelt Island, located upriver from the National Mall. What was formerly Mason's Island - overgrown, neglected farmland in the 1930s – was transformed by landscape architects into a memorial to America's 26th president. Honoring "Teddy's" legacy as a conservationist and outdoorsman, this oasis in the Potomac is a lovely place to catch a little sun, enjoy a picnic or just watch passing boats and kayaks.
  • Lincoln Memorial
    "In this temple, as in the hearts of the people for whom he saved the Union, the memory of Abraham Lincoln is enshrined forever." Beneath these words, the 16th President of the United States-the Great Emancipator and preserver of the nation during the Civil War-sits immortalized in marble. As an enduring symbol of freedom, the Lincoln Memorial attracts anyone who seeks inspiration and hope.
  • The National Postal Museum
    The National Postal Museum may not be at the top of every tourist's list, but this fascinating reposititory of everything postal is worth some time on your trip. The Pony Express, the doomed Hindenburg, historic stamps — all have a place in this fun museum.
  • George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens
    Each morning as Mount Vernon opens to the public, there is a flag raising ceremony. Believe it or not, you can be the one to do the honors and hoist Old Glory. Contact the estate ahead of time to arrange this special honor.
  • National Zoological Park
    If you just can't wait for your visit, check out the National Zoo's website, where there are links to dozens of webcams where you can watch the animals anytime -- day or night.
  • 10 Best Washington, DC Attractions by USA Today Travel
  • "Hidden" Attractions in Washington D.C. by USA Today Travel

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