Access Collections

Need guidance on how to access collections from UCLA Library? Below are key resources for accessing all kinds of material, online and in person.

  • UC Library Search

    Locate books, journal articles, course reserves and other content at UCLA, other UC schools and beyond.
  • A-Z Databases

    Find the best library databases for your research.
  • Library Research Guides

    Our research guides help users of all backgrounds discover resources by subject, course, format or topic.
  • UCLA Library Digital Collections

    The Digital Library houses UCLA's rare and unique collections online. Users can search and browse high-resolution digitized books, ephemera, images and artifacts.
  • Online Archive of California (OAC)

    OAC provides access to descriptions of more than 300 California institutions’ archives and primary resource collections, including UCLA Library.

Explore Featured Collections

Explore a featured selection of physical and digital library materials to kick-start inspiration and research. To search UCLA Library's over 12 million volumes, start with UC Library Search.

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About the Collections

UCLA Library provides access to more than 12 million volumes in 400+ languages and in a wide range of formats, including everything from clay tablets and manuscripts to e-books and datasets. We’re here to help you access the content you need for your work, whether we own it, can borrow it for you, or guide you to the best of what’s open access on the Internet.

Other Collections Resources

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    Collections Policies

    UCLA Library relies on carefully decided policies and procedures to guide our collecting.
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    Preservation & Conservation

    The UCLA Library Preservation & Conservation Department provides expert care to library materials so they are accessible now and into the future.
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    Suggest a Purchase

    If we don't own it, we can purchase it for your research. Use this form to suggest the purchase of non-course reserve materials not already owned by UCLA Library.
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    Affordable Course Materials Initiative (ACMI)

    This UCLA Library initiative encourages instructors to use low-cost or free alternatives to expensive course materials and awards successful courses adopting these materials for the first time.
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    Open Scholarship and Collections Strategy

    We commit to putting collections, resources and scholarship from around the world at the fingertips of students and scholars.