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The Online Archive of California (OAC) is a Web-accessible, digital gateway to information about materials such as manuscripts, photographs, and works of art held in libraries, museums, archives, and other institutions across California, including UCLA. The OAC allows patrons to view finding aids, i.e., inventories of collection content, which provide detailed information about collection content that is readily accessible and searchable.
Research Library (Charles E. Young)
Doug Worsham - 2018 Librarian of the Year
The Librarian of the Year Award Committee is pleased to announce that the winner of this year’s... more
Hawking Tribute “There is no such thing as a standard run-of-the mill human being. And however... more
All UC campuses now have access to ProQuest’s Materials Science & Engineering Database, based... more
Close up of 19th century Syriac style woven endband
Preserving Syrian Materials at the UCLA Library—understanding the evidence   UCLA Library... more
Undergraduate Research Week 2018
  May 21-25, 2018 For more information and the schedule: http://urweek.ugresearch.... more


On a dark and stormy night in a villa on Lake Geneva, Mary Shelley conceived Victor Frankenstein and his monster. Two hundred years later, her timeless novel celebrates its bicentenary in this exhibit in the Charles E. Young Research Library.
More than 2,400 Items from the records of the first black-owned insurance company in LA are available online, including photos, moving images, and sound recordings.
Previously unknown ancient mythological and medical works, scientific texts, religious writings, poems, and illustrations have re-emerged for the first time in centuries through a UCLA Library digital project.
Search the Digital Collections for images, audio, video, and text selected from the breadth of Library holdings. This image is a detail from the "Lyrical Map of the Concept of Los Angeles."