Expert Library Help for Teaching, Learning, and Research

Dear UCLA Teaching Community:

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

Teaching & Learning Services

Library staff provide instruction that guides students through all stages of the research process and introduces them to the breadth of library services. Contact a subject librarian to incorporate discipline-specific instruction into your course through tailored synchronous or asynchronous instruction, syllabus and assignment design, or workshops. Alternatively, you can also:

Review our asynchronous workshops, tutorials, and guides from the Writing Instruction and Research Education (WI+RE) team, including Navigating UC Library Search, Setting Academic Goals, Primary Source Analysis, Positionality and Research, and more!

Research Services

The UCLA Library can support your research needs wherever you are:

Bookmark our research help services on the UCLA Library website.

Access to Collections

The Library offers collections that support research and instruction:

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 or your students need help using UC Library Search, please use our helpful guide, video tutorial, schedule a consultation with a librarian, or request an instruction session for your class.

CLICC - Campus Library Instructional Computing Commons

CLICC continues to offer long-term laptop and equipment lending reservations and also offers walk-up short-term laptop lending. UCLA faculty, students and staff may access a variety of specialized software on any computer with Internet access via the CLICC Virtual Desktop. A variety of drop-in study spaces with seating, power receptacles, and eduroam WiFi are also available via self-service reservation while Library buildings are open.

Thank you for your patience and support as we navigate revamping in-person services. I will continue to update you as we launch new library services. If you have additional comments or questions as you prepare for instruction this quarter, please contact

Best regards,

Virginia Steel
Norman and Armena Powell University Librarian