A Year of Remote Learning, by the Numbers

As UCLA prepares for in-person classes this fall and the Library continues to make study space available as permitted, we look back on these many months of remote learning and how donor support made it possible for students to access materials, instruction, and equipment from the Library since March 2020.


There have been nearly one million visits to our online research guides, showing a 270% increase over previous years.

Instructional videos on the Library’s YouTube channel have been accessed over 100,000 times.

Connections to the Library from off campus soared to 118,000 as students and faculty worked and studied remotely, a 420% increase.

The Library fulfilled 3,194 requests for print materials since October 2020, when the Page & Pickup service was launched.

Close to 2,000 requests for digitized documents were fulfilled through PETDOR, which kicked off in the Spring of 2020 to connect graduate students to needed print resources.

Over 2,000 laptops, Wifi hot spots, tablets, and other equipment were checked out through CLICC’s long term technology loan program.