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Upon entering the main entrance of Powell Library, take the stairs down to your left to reach room 46. Please make an appointment to reserve viewing materials.

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The Archive Research and Study Center is the campus access point to the UCLA Film & Television Archive's vast collection, serving faculty, scholars, students, writers and professionals at UCLA and beyond. ARSC coordinates appointments for onsite viewing at the Instructional Media Lab in Powell Library. With ARSC's assistance, visitors have conducted research for hundreds of class assignments, dissertations, publications(opens in a new tab) and film and television productions.

The UCLA Film & Television Archive collection is held in a state-of-the-art facility, called the PHI Stoa, in Santa Clarita, California. Comprising one of the largest moving image repositories in the world, the Archive conserves more than 520,000 holdings of films, television programs, news footage and radio recordings.

The Archive is committed to the collection, preservation and restoration, and exhibition of moving images. The Archive's public programs take place year-round at the Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum. The Archive loans media(opens in a new tab) from its collection to cinematheques and film festivals around the world. Additionally, footage licensed from the Archive has appeared in many notable projects(opens in a new tab) for the big screen, television and more.

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