Summer with the UCLA Library

Looking for your last great beach read before summer is over? The UCLA Library has you covered!


Recommended Reading:

Ever wonder what Chancellor Block is reading or what book actress and UCLA alumna, Mayim Bialik recommends? Click here to find out! Watch our very own UCLA Library staff discuss some of their favorite books too.


We would love to hear from YOU! Share what books you have been reading this summer on our social media.


Current Exhibits:

The Art of Fashion and Costume Design

August 8, 2016 – September 9, 2016


Class, Gender and Ethnicity in Postwar Japan

Exploring the Censored Magazines and Newspapers in the Prange Collection

May 2, 2016 - September 23, 2016


We have exciting things on the way for next month! Stay tuned for the Spirit of UCLA exhibit opening on September 16.



Take a look at just a few of our favorite databases:

American Civil War - Letters and Diaries:


Everyday Life and Women in America Online, c.1820-1900:

Jewish Life in America, c1654-1954:


MedlinePlus (free):

Smithsonian Global Sound:


Get Involved:      

-Check our website for upcoming UCLA Library news stories

-Follow UCLA Alumni and your favorite UCLA Library social media pages: Powell, YRL, SEL, Biomed, Special Collections, UCLA Alumni. You can find the full list here.

-Support student achievement at the library by making a charitable donation!


Did you know that UCLA Alumni Blue Members have access our ProQuest database, complete with over 2,500 titles including The New Yorker, National Geographic, Time, Sports Illustrated and more? No matter how far away you are from your UCLA home, you will be able to access ProQuest from any computer. To take advantage of this benefit, upgrade to a Alumni Association Blue Membership. For more information on upgrading or accessing Proquest and other member benefits, click here!