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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.
Face of cow juxtaposed over circular representation of world
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Research Library (Charles E. Young), Library Conference Center - 3:00pm
Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts
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Protest sign held by actor Paul Robeson at the protest of the American Theater in St. Louis on January 25, 1947.
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Two students collaborate on project
Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 UCLA Library Prize for Undergraduate Research!... more
Ginny Steel
Ginny Steel, the Norman and Armena Powell University Librarian, has been elected to the position of... more
Image of Armena and Norman Powell
UCLA alumnus Norman Powell has given $5 million to create an endowment that will support the... more
Ginny Steel, University Librarian
Dear Donors and Supporters of the UCLA Library,   I’m delighted to share exciting news about... more
Robots are taking over the UCLA Library!
Well, sort of. A robot and the team of students who created it won the 2016 UCLA Library Prize for... more

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This literary map by artist J. Michael Walker is on permanent display in the Powell Library on the ground floor.
The Library has licensed access to this tool that allows authors to write and edit privately or with others, insert and format citations, add and review comments, include data and figures, and export and publish documents in 100+ journal formats.
The university announced it will protect the privacy and civil rights of undocumented members of the UC community and will direct its police departments not to undertake joint efforts with any government agencies to enforce federal immigration law.
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."