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Use the UCLA Library Catalog to search for rare books, manuscript collections, University Archives collections, and Center for Oral History Research transcripts. You can access the UCLA Library Catalog by using the pull-down and search boxes at the top right of this page.

 

Use Melvyl to search for rare books, manuscript collections, University Archives collections, and Oral History Program transcripts. Be aware, however, that Melvyl does not contain records for materials in process or on order. Always consult the UCLA Library Catalog for materials not found in Melvyl. You can access Melvyl by using the pull-down and search boxes at the top right of this page.

 

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. 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.

UCLA Library Special Collections has more than 2300 collections.

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UCLA Digital LIbrary

The UCLA Digital Library and Library Special Collections have worked together to digitize thousands of items from collections.  Search the Digital Library site for digital objects, including text, images, audio, and video.