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Access to Special Collections Materials
The UCLA Library's primary responsibility is to the students, faculty, and staff affiliated with the University of California. However, the Library makes its resources available to the general public whenever possible as long as such service does not conflict with the Library's primary duty. Accordingly, Library Special Collections welcomes all non-UC researchers eighteen years or older.
Special Collections materials can only be consulted in one of our reading rooms; they do not circulate.
To request Special Collections materials, please visit the new UCLA Library Special Collections REQUEST SYSTEM.
Access to Library Special Collections materials is provided in our two reading rooms:
- History and Special Collections for the Sciences materials are accessed in the Biomedical Library History and Special Collections for Medicine and the Sciences reading room.
- All other Library Special Collections materials are accessed in the Ahmanson-Murphy reading room.