Library & Student Development

The Library Resource Center of Parker University includes seventeen study rooms each with computers, monitors and black dry erase boards. Also available are twelve study carrels, two enclosed computer rooms with three printers, two media rooms, an anatomical model room, a reserve collection and copy room. The Library collection consists of over 18,000 books, archival materials, e-Journals, databases and non-book resources such as DVD’s, CD’s, and anatomical models. The SirsiDynix online catalog is web-based and allows patrons to view status and location of Library resources while on and off-campus.  Library staff will assist users with bibliographic information and research.  Students can contact the library through or via phone or walk-in. The Information Services Desk is adjacent to the library for technical assistance.

The Library collection contains resources including the Basic Sciences, Chiropractic Sciences, Massage, Alternative Medicine, Nutrition, Radiology and Business resources. Nearly 250 assembly lectures, commencements, and seminars including the founder, Dr. James Parker are available to Parker students through DVD. The Library houses curriculum and evidence-based resources through predominant vendors including EBSCO, ProQuest and OVID.   Recent acquisitions include evidence-based resources “The Cochrane Collection Plus” and “DynaMed Plus”.  Access to the Mango language database contains modules with over seventy-one languages.   The Library provides an integrated search tool through EBSCO’s “Discovery” locating resources throughout the collection.

Library Hours

Monday, 6:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Tuesday, 6:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Wednesday, 6:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Thursday, 6:30 a.m. -9 :00 p.m.

Friday, 6:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, 12:00 p.m.  – 8:00 p.m.

Library hours are abbreviated during trimester breaks and holidays.


Parker University Library

2540 Walnut Hill Lane

Dallas, TX 75229-5668

800-438-6932 ext. 7190

  • Student Development

Student Development

Parker University students with a disability that significantly impairs their functioning in a particular area may be eligible for disability services after completing the eligibility determining process. Many students may have concerns that they are viewed differently if their disability is revealed to those employed in their academic institution. The Americans with Disabilities (ADA) and Rehabilitation Acts were created to protect students from discrimination based solely on their disability. Confidentiality is a top priority of the services offered at Parker and only the director, the student, the instructor, and employees with a legitimate need to know have information pertaining to a disability. Some of the services provided include:

  • Note-Taking Services
  • Classroom Arrangement
  • Board Exam Verification
  • Recording Class Lectures
  • Exam Accommodation

The counseling office provides individual or couples counseling for students and their spouses. This entails a variety of opportunities, including:

  • Academic concerns (e.g., study skills, test-taking anxiety, managing stress)
  • Personal (e.g., self-confidence, social skills, depression, self-esteem)
  • Marital/Couple (e.g., communication skills, conflict resolution, lack of intimacy)
  • Interpersonal difficulties (e.g., parent/family problems, peer conflicts)

Dr. Jacquelyn Elbel
972.438.6932 x7155

Parker University Department of Student Affairs provides many different programs to enhance student development including an activities calendar, career information and resources, community services, housing information, international student services, newsletters, a student discount program, part-time, on-campus employment information, and part-time and full-time employment information for off-campus employment.

The Parker University Department of Student Affairs assists all international students in finding housing and getting settled in the Dallas areas. In keeping with the Parker mission of expanding chiropractic throughout the world, the numbers of current international students at Parker and our graduates represent some 93 foreign countries.

Workshops are available on a variety of topics such as time management, test anxiety, managing relationships, and the importance of getting adequate sleep. Additionally, each student has access to peer tutors at no additional cost to the student.

You know where you want to go, and the Office of Career Services at Parker University knows how to help you get there. Our experience assists you in defining clear goals for the future and outlining the steps necessary to achieve your professional dreams.

In addition to help with national board exams, time management skills, resume writing, interviewing, job searching, business plan samples, and salary information, the Office of Career Services coordinates career fairs each year providing exposure to employers offering careers in chiropractic and massage therapy and the professional opportunities website provides some of the latest offerings for career growth including available associate/employment positions, practices for sale, office lease, and equipment for sale.

Kris Richey
Career Services Coordinator
972.438.6932 x7154