UCLA Libraries Closed Dec. 23 - Jan. 2

Winter Closure December 23 - January 2 


All UCLA Library facilities will be closed from Friday, December 23, 2016, through Monday, January 2, 2017, as part of the campuswide Winter Holiday Closure.


The online hours website reflects hours for all campus libraries before and after the winter closure. The telephone recording at 310.825.4732 also provides information on current hours.

The libraries will reopen and a full schedule of operations will resume on Tuesday, January 3.


Requests submitted online for services will be processed as follows:

Online Service

Date Request Submitted

Date Request Processed

Document delivery request or inquiry

December 23 - January 2

Beginning January 3


December 23 - January 2

Beginning January 3


December 23 - January 2


SRLF Request

December 23 - January 2

Beginning January 3

Please note that although items can be renewed online at any time, the due dates of all items have been changed so that none will be due during the closure dates. Telephone and email renewal services will be unavailable during the closure.

Returning Items 

Due dates have been changed so that no items will be due during the closure period. However, if you would like to return items between December 23 and January 2, universal return locations are accessible from the exteriors of the following libraries:

Research Assistance 

Research assistance by email or by telephone will be unavailable between December 23 and January 2. UCLA students, faculty, and staff who send email inquiries or leave telephone messages during the closure period will receive replies starting on January 3; queries will be answered in the order in which they were received.

Real-time research assistance online will be available throughout the closure dates. Because this is a cooperative service, assistance will be provided by a librarian from another university.

Other Library Services 

  • Interlibrary Loan: Interlibrary loan requests submitted between December 23 and January 2 may not be processed until January 3.
  • Course Reserves: Users can search the online database of class reserve materials during the closure; reserve lists submitted by instructors using the online form between December 23 and January 2 will be processed starting on January 3.

Other Online Resources

The following online resources will be available for remote access. Note: users must access resources restricted to UCLA or UC students, faculty, and staff through the campus network, Bruin OnLine (BOL), the BOL proxy server, or the VPN.

  • Melvyl: This UC-wide catalog will be accessible throughout the closure; however, requests for items from other campuses may not be processed between December 23 and January 2.
  • Databases
  • E-journals