Summer with the UCLA Library

Calling all UCLA leisure readers, bookworms and bibliophiles!

Summer is the best time to catch up on leisure reading and enjoy a few blissful months of romance, adventure, nostalgia, and fun! We have it all here at the UCLA Library.


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June - Redeem your free Library card

This month we’re equipping you with everything you need to get started! Here’s how to get your free alumni library card:

  1. Go to the Charles E. Young Research Library circulation desk (Park in Lot 5).

  2. Show your ID and proof of your alumni association membership. Sign up if you haven’t yet – it’s free!

  3. Receive your UCLA Library card!

Please note: All UC Libraries will honor the free alumni card except UC Berkeley and UC San Diego, which only provide benefits to blue level paid memberships and higher.


Check out our Community Collections in Powell:

Community Collections support and promote intellectual growth, health and well-being, and creativity. We hold books in recent fiction, sci-fi, cooking, travel, and more. Interested? See all titles here:


Staff reading lists:

Looking for your next beach read, but can’t decide? The staff of the UCLA Library has you covered! We’ve created a list of our top picks:

If you already have your perfect book in mind, simply check the UCLA Library catalog to see if we have it:

But wait… there’s more!! When you upgrade to the Blue or Gold UCLA Alumni Association Membership level you gain access to the ProQuest database. Learn more here:


Click here to upgrade your membership today!