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Dear Donors and Supporters of the UCLA Library,   The Sinai Library Digitization Program... more
Arcadia funds project of St. Catherine’s Monastery, the UCLA Library, and Early Manuscripts... more
Has a UCLA librarian had a major impact on a course you teach? Has a librarian gone above and... more
The UCLA Library, in partnership with UCLA CEILS (Center for Education Innovation and Learning in... more
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Excited by a recent research paper or project you did? Apply for the UCLA Library Prize for Undergraduate Research.
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Previously unknown classical Greek mythological and medical works, newly discovered classical scientific texts, religious writings in extinct languages, and illustrations of plants, buildings, and people have re-emerged for the first time in centuries.
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."