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

 Check out a laptop or other equipment

 Access digitized print books via HathiTrust

 Request a library instruction session

 UCLA Faculty and Students: request circulating materials from our general stacks via Page & Pickup Service


Library Materials & Services

Contact a librarian, staff member or department

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


Course Reserves

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.

Loan materials

  • 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

Connect from off-campus

  • For UCLA students, staff and faculty, connect to subscribed library resources using the UCLA VPN or proxy server. View our helpful videos and handout to get configured.
  • If you are a visiting scholar seeking VPN access, please check with your department.

Library search tools

Start with a virtual research workshop

Start with a research guide

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

Faculty Services

Library Teaching Toolkit

Quick ideas about how to incorporate library writing and research tools into your class.

Online Modules

Incorporate our Writing Instruction and Research Education (WI+RE) modules into your class or embed into your CCLE course sites

Course Reserves

Please continue to use the Course Reserves Form to submit course information for reserve material.

We will work to identify electronic copies of texts available during this time, and add them to your course reserves page in the library catalog. For any that the library does not currently have access to, we will attempt to purchase them in e-book format, when available.

For more information about course reserves and contact information, see Information for Instructors.

Fair Use Guidelines

See how fair use applies to copyright concerns and remote instruction.

Can't find what you're looking for? 

Try requesting a purchase or exploring options with a subject librarian.