COVID-19 Response: Library Information and Resources
Resources Quick Links
• Attend a Virtual Research Workshop
• Borrow articles & book chapters
• Access e-books & articles on course reserve
• UCLA Researchers, Instructors, and Students: request shipping and digitization of materials via PETDOR & PETDOR + Mail
Library Materials & Services
Contact a librarian, staff member or department
- Chat with a librarian 24/7.
- Schedule a virtual research consultation.
- Connect directly with your subject librarian, research data service, or a copyright/publishing expert.
- Email a staff member, library, or department.
- For instructional support, request an online synchronous or asynchronous library workshop.
Laptops & other technology
- Please complete the Campus Library Instructional Computing Commons (CLICC), student or faculty/staff Instruction Equipment Request form for laptops, MiFi's or other equipment.
- Please note that MiFis are not available to students living in UCLA-provided housing. If you are not living in campus housing and need a MiFi, please complete all fields on the form and if you are eligible for a MiFi hotspot, you will be prompted to request a MiFi.
- Supplies are limited but we will do our best to accommodate your request. You will need an account in our ticketing system to access the form and prompted to create one if needed. Once your request has been processed, you will be contacted with a specific day and time to pick up your equipment.
- Virtual CLICC Windows desktops are also available. For more information, please see Access a CLICC Virtual Desktop.
- If you are experiencing problems with a Library CLICC device, please contact us. If the sticker on your device starts with the letters FAC or ITO, please contact UCLA IT Support
- Use the UCLA Library Catalog Course Reserves Tab(search by instructor name, department or course number) to see if your instructor has put electronic materials or e-books on reserve.
- Digital Audio Reserves are also available.
- Articles, lecture notes, case studies, previous exams and other supplementary readings as requested by course instructors may also be posted to CCLE (Common Collaboration and Learning Environment).
InterLibrary Loan (ILL)
- E-versions of articles and book chapters can be requested via ILL. Scans will be sent via email to the patron.
- ILL requests for print materials from physical collections will not be processed during the Library's closure.
- ILL due dates for print materials already borrowed are extended through October 22, 2021.
Returning Materials: Please refrain from returning materials in-person or by mail as we do not have staff on-site to process returns. Due dates have been extended to October 22, 2021. If you need to return materials:
- YRL and Powell Library book drops are open and accessible from outside the buildings.
- The return of your items will not be reflected on your library account until staff are able to return onsite.
- Please do not return equipment (laptops, calculators, headphones, etc.) via the book returns. Please return them to a service desk when the libraries reopen.
- Fines and Fees: We will forgive all fees and fines that began accruing on March 1, 2020 until the libraries are ready to reopen and campus operations return to normal. Any fees and fines accrued prior to March 1, 2020 are still in effect. Overdue fees and fines will still be implemented for laptops and other technology equipment loaned from the Library.
- Requests and Recalls: We have disabled online functionality.
- Special Collections: Since our Library spaces are closed, physical special collections materials are unavailable for research. Some remote reference services are available, visit the Library Special Collections website for more information.
Pilot Emergency Temporary Lending Services: PETDOR & PETDOR + Mail
- Through the “Pilot Emergency Temporary Digitization On Request (PETDOR)” service, graduate students, faculty, and other UCLA researchers with time-sensitive research needs can request scanned copies of articles and book chapters held in print collections in UCLA libraries.
PETDOR + Mail loans and mails UCLA Library circulating materials to graduate students, faculty, and other UCLA researchers with U.S. addresses (PO Boxes are not accepted).
Page & Pickup Service
- Through the Page & Pickup Service UCLA Faculty and Students can request circulating materials from our general stacks for on-campus pickup.
- "Circulating materials" include items from the Arts, Biomed, Geology, Management, Music, Powell, and Science and Engineering libraries as well as the Charles E. Young Research Library and general circulating material from the Southern Regional Library Facility and the Law Library.
- Library Special Collections, materials available online via the HathiTrust, and audiovisual materials are excluded from the service at this time.
Virtual Research Tools
Library search tools
- View the eBook Roadmap Tutorial for step-by-step instructions on how to find and access ebooks. There is also a handout version (PDF) of this tutorial.
- Use our comprehensive Library Search page to access article databases, the UCLA Library Catalog, primary sources, e-books, audio and video resources, the UCLA Library Digital Collections, the UCLA Film and TV Archive and more.
- When searching catalogs (Melvyl or UCLA Catalog) databases, or Articles Plus look for an "Available Online" (or similar) filter in advance search options to limit your results to online, full-text materials.
Start with a virtual research workshop
- Research Workshops teach relevant skills and encourage critical thinking about the research process. Includes the Cornerstone Workshop Series for foundational research skills and the Remote Control Series for adjusting to remote learning.
- Data Science Center workshops develop data literacy and foundational coding skills.
Start with a research guide
- The Library has created guides to the best resources by subject area and specific courses. Start working on your own and contact us if you need further help. Online tutorials from a variety of sources can help with other skills, such as data visualization and image editing.
Expanded Temporary Access
Temporary expanded access during COVID-19 Resource Guide
- As a response to the coronavirus, some publishers and vendors have temporarily provided expanded access to online resources to facilitate online instructions and research. Some resources are free to the public, while others are restricted to the UCLA community and require authentication with a VPN or proxy server.
- View our Temporary Expanded Access During COVID-19 Resource Guide for a current list of these expanded resources.
Accessing eBooks via HathiTrust
- HathiTrust: As a repository of scanned books contributed from academic institutions all over the United States, UCLA students, staff and faculty currently have temporary expanded access to digital versions of millions of volumes held by libraries across the University of California system via the Emergency Temporary Access Service.
- See instructions for use online.
Members of the Public
Additional resources available
- We invite members of the public to explore our rare and unique materials using the UCLA Library Digital Collections and the International Digitizing Ephemera Project (IDEP), both freely available to the public.
- Campus-based public access to subscribed library resources will return when the UCLA Library reopens. For public access to other online resources, we encourage you to visit LAPL or your local library.
- Gold, Life, and Blue members of the UCLA Alumni Association have access to a version of the ProQuest Research Library online database, offering titles from a wide range of academic subjects. Contact the UCLA Alumni Association for access.