2021-2022 UCLA Library Impact Report

Ginny Steel Headshot 2022 Juan Tallo

It’s my pleasure to share with you the UCLA Library’s 2021-2022 Impact Report. From a $13 million grant, the largest in the Library’s history, to significant growth of our digital collections and materials, to a critically acclaimed national exhibition of work curated primarily from a single UCLA collection, the Library's accomplishments were broad and far-reaching. Woven throughout this report you will see a common thread — a steadfast commitment to enhancing and fostering research, teaching, and learning on campus and beyond. While the start of the academic year was governed by strict COVID mandates, the Library was able to ramp up services and safely reopen our physical locations by the winter quarter. At the same time, our UCLA Film & Television Archive division welcomed patrons back to the Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum for in-person screenings. No matter how our world changes, the Library will continue to evolve, working daily to build collections, deliver services and technological resources, and to present programs that move knowledge forward.

Virginia Steel, Norman and Armena Powell University Librarian

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2021-2022 Digital Collections by the Numbers

  • 435
    Million Megabytes
    Millions of megabytes of digitized collections managed by the Library and accessed via the website – a total of 435,540,000 MB.
  • 43,407
    New E-books
    New e-books purchased and made accessible to the UCLA community.
  • 428,186
    E-serials & Databases
    Total number of e-serials and databases available to UCLA scholars, a 58% jump over last year.
  • 513,879
    YouTube Views
    Views of collections published on the UCLA Film & Television Archive's YouTube channel.
  • 435,784
    New Digital Collections Materials
    Number of rare and unique digital items developed and added to Library Digital Collections, a 13% increase over last year.
  • 17,751
    At-risk Materials Published Online
    New global collections materials made publicly accessible through the Modern Endangered Archives Program.


Library Communications Ariane Bicho, Courtney Hoffner, Suzy Lee, Jennifer Rhee, Marisa Soto Feature Writers Adam Jacobson, Elisabeth Greenbaum Kasson, Abigail Siatkowski Features Editor Kathleen Brown Illustrations Brett Affrunti Photo of Ginny Steel Juan Tallo Research Rachel Deblinger, Steven Hill, Jet Jacobs, Chela Metzger, John Riemer Lead Developer Parinita Mulak Developers Ashton Prigge, Jen Diamond, Andrew Wallace, Matheus Gomes de Paula Lead UX Designer Axa Liauw Visual Designer Dianne Weinthal Student Assistants Senna Hanner-Zhang, Abigail Siatkowski Special Thanks Joshua Gomez, Head of Software Development and Library Systems; Aaron Hilf, Director of Communications, UCLA Nursing; UCLA Newsroom, especially Sean Brenner and Mike Fricano, and everyone at the UCLA Library and UCLA Film & Television Archive for the opportunity to share your work.

Read last year's report: 2020-2021 Impact Report