OpenUCLA celebration, video projection of Royce Hall
OpenUCLA: A UCLA Centennial Initiative

OpenUCLA seeks to create a better future by removing barriers to research and scholarship. We are committed to making UCLA’s research and collections globally accessible, providing affordable resources to the UCLA community, and supporting teaching, learning, and research.

Open Access Portals

Visit some of the UCLA Library's most robust - and growing - open access repositories, from campus images, to global ephemera to peer-reviewed publications.

Label - UCLA Digital Library Collections

Explore distinctive and international open access materials from Library holdings.

Explore the Digital Collection
Label - Picturing UCLA

Over 10,000 images from the UCLA University Archives Photographic Reference collection, available to download and use with citation.

View the Photographic Archives
Label - Open Access YouTube Playlist

Aggregated video content detailing the open access movement, and how the UCLA Library supports it.

Watch Open Access Videos
Label - eScholarship

UC-wide open access scholarly publishing and repository services.

Learn More about eScholarship
Label - International Digital Ephemera Project (IDEP)

An innovative and forward-looking initiative alongside global partners to capture and preserve collections of knowledge.

Learn More about IDEP
Label - TOME: Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem

With support from Arcadia, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin, the UCLA Library covers the title publication fees for UCLA faculty authors in support of this nationwide initiative.

Learn More about TOME
Label - UCLA Film and Television Archive

Watch historical footage, vintage TV programs, LGBTQ news coverage, filmmaker interviews and more from the Archive's collection.

Watch and Listen Online


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, UCLA has transitioned to remote learning for Spring Quarter 2020. All in-person campus events have been canceled until further notice.


OpenUCLA impacts the entire Bruin scholarly community and beyond.

Label - OpenUCLA Affordable Course Materials Initiative

Two OpenUCLA ACMI awards, in the amount of $5,000 each, will be awarded to the successful proposals that result in the development and release of an Open Educational Resource (OER), to be made available on eScholarship.

Learn More about the ACMI Awards
Label - Kaleidoscope

A collaboration between the Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra and the UCLA Music Library to empower composers by making their work more accessible.

Learn More about Kaleidoscope
Label - Ringing the Way

Throughout UCLA's Centennial Celebration year, original works by Bruin musicians are playing on the Powell Library Bells, culminating with a student competition.

Listen to Ringing the Way Compilations
Label - Open Sourced: Bruins Share Their OpenUCLA Impact Stories

The UCLA Library is an open access advocate for all Bruins. Watch personal impact stories from faculty, staff and an alumni community partner.

Hear OpenUCLA Impact Stories

News & Updates

Link to the latest University of California news and updates regarding open access publishing of UC research, transformative open access agreements, and affordable subscription costs, among other open access topics.

Media Experts Guide

As a leading advocate for open access, UCLA librarians may be made available for news media interviews by arrangement when timing permits. Areas of specialty include national and state level public access policies and legislation, copyright, music copyright, and fair use. For further assistance, please contact Ariane Bicho, Director of Library Communications, at