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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.
English First Edition Dust Jacket of Pedagogy of the Opressed
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The UC Libraries are currently negotiating a new journal contract with the scholarly journal... more
The first score in the UCLA Music Library, Hugo Davise Fund's Contemporary Score Edition, Awake 3.0 by Tomàs Peire Serrate.
The Music Library is pleased to announce the first publication of the Hugo Davise Fund’s... more
The collection development team in the UCLA Science Libraries spent the summer voraciously adding... more
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Charitable fund Arcadia gives $5.5 million to support Documenting Global Voices The UCLA Library... more
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Dear Donors and Supporters of the UCLA Library, You’ve no doubt seen the toll that humidity, heat,... more


Documenting Global Voices, an initiative to preserve at-risk cultural heritage materials, is now accepting applications.
Many libraries offer extended hours during finals. In particular, Powell Library and the Charles E. Young Research Library are open 24/7 until December 14.
Have a research question? Library staff are available to consult with at every stage of the research process. Schedule an appointment, drop-in, email, or call.
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."