Consistently ranked among the top academic libraries in the country, the UCLA Library drives the world-class research, groundbreaking discoveries and innovation for which UCLA is renowned. Whether on campus or online, the Library takes the lead in preserving cultural heritage, making knowledge accessible and building a library of the future. Under the direction of Norman and Armena Powell University Librarian Ginny Steel, the UCLA Library system serves students, faculty and researchers of all disciplines.
By the Numbers
- 18 milliontitles in the Library collection
- 37 thousandUCLA eScholarship open access publishing items
- 21 millionarticles downloaded per year
- 8.5 millionvirtual visitors via the Library website
- 20 thousandreference transactions a year
Learn More About Us
- visit We are one Library with many physical locations. See a specific location for hours, services and contact information.
- about Annual reports featuring information about the Library during COVID as well as a broad range of information encompassing the work of many different areas and people across the Library.
- about Our Strategic Directions offer a roadmap for the future, governed by our mission, vision and guiding principles.
- about In the summer of 2020, the UCLA Library embarked on an Anti-Racism Initiative (ARI) intended to improve the internal climate and create a just and welcoming environment for all library workers.
- about These Library policies and procedures provide guidance for conduct, borrowing, copyright and more.
Administration and Organization
The Library is an academic division of UCLA. The Norman and Armena Powell University Librarian reports to the executive vice chancellor and works in consultation with the UCLA Academic Senate Committee on Library and Scholarly Communication. The university librarian is supported by a team of associate university librarians, who manage the the Library's constituent locations and support units; please see the organizational chart(opens in a new tab) for more detail. The Library also manages the UC Southern Regional Library Facility. In addition, there are 12 affiliated library units located on the campus, which are managed by other departments but also work with the Library.
The Librarians Association of the University of California (LAUC)(opens in a new tab), founded in 1967, is a statewide organization of all librarians employed at least half-time by the University. The objectives of LAUC are: to advise the University on professional and governance matters, to make recommendations concerning UC librarian's rights, privileges and obligations, and to promote the full utilization of UC librarians' professional abilities. For more information on the Los Angeles chapter of the Librarians Association of the University of California, please see the LAUC-LA website(opens in a new tab).