Special Collections
UCLA Library Special Collections

Requesting Materials

Library Special Collections Reference DeskMany of Library Special Collections holdings are stored off-site at the Southern Regional Library Facility. Readers are advised to request materials in advance in order to avoid delays when coming to campus.

To submit advance paging requests to access materials in the Ahmanson-Murphy Reading Room, call the reference desk at 310.825.4988 or send an email at least five working days prior to the date of the expected visit. Please include a phone number with all requests. 

To submit advance paging requests to access materials in the Biomedical Library History and Special Collections for the Sciences, call 310.825.6940 or email speccoll-medisci@library.ucla.edu.

Due to space constraints and high-level use of materials, paging limitations are in place for materials used in the Ahmanson-Murphy Reading Room. Requests to use archival and manuscript materials are limited to 5 boxes per day.  Retrieval of on-site holdings is limited to 5 items per hour.