Expert Library Help for Research and Learning

Dear UCLA Students and Researchers:

As many of you experience campus for the first time or return after an extended period away, I invite you to take advantage of the following resources and services designed by UCLA Library staff to support your work for the fall quarter.  

Before you get started, please take a moment to learn about how to access UCLA Library’s subscription content from off-campus or be sure to connect to campus Wi-Fi. 

Library Research Services

Need research help? We're here for you:

Bookmark all of our research help services on the UCLA Library website.

WI+RE – Writing Instruction & Research Education

WI+RE’s learner-led community has created a variety of workshops, tutorials, and handouts to help you with your research and writing. Here are some resources you might find useful: 

UC Library Search

UC Library Search is now live and replaces the UCLA Library Catalog and Melvyl as our local search tool. You can use it to locate and borrow millions of print and online books, journal articles, and other content. If you need help using UC Library Search, please see our helpful guide, video tutorial, or schedule a consultation with a librarian.

Equipment Lending and Virtual Desktop

CLICC – Campus Library Instructional Computing Commons – offers long-term laptop and equipment lending reservations and walk-up short-term laptop lending

  • Long-term laptops and equipment are available by reservation only and include Windows and macOS laptops that may be held until the end of the academic quarter.
  • Short-term laptops are Chromebooks available without advance reservation that may be held for one week.

UCLA students may access a variety of specialized software on any computer with Internet access via the CLICC Virtual Desktop

Group Study Rooms

CLICC also offers a variety of drop-in study spaces with seating, power receptacles, and eduroam Wi-Fi via self-service reservation while Library buildings are open. Group study rooms are reservable in both Powell Library and Young Research Library

Before you visit a UCLA Library location, please take a moment to review our building hours. To keep up with all of our services, visit the Library website or follow us on social media @UCLALibrary. If you have any questions, please email the Library at

Best regards,

Virginia Steel
Norman and Armena Powell University Librarian