UCLA Libraries

UCLA has a campus-wide network of libraries supporting study and research in many fields. It is among the top five research libraries in the U.S., with 12 major facilities and 10 specialized collections on campus. Access to these services can be arranged for nearly every part of the UCLA community, and all you need is your BruinCard to check out materials. You can see all of the libraries as well as access the library catalog at www.library.ucla.edu.

You can search the UCLA catalog here. It can be used to find any item in the UCLA library collection, including books, periodicals, maps, sound and visual items, and other materials.

You can also search WorldCat, which allows you to find materials in libraries all over the world, which you can order and they will be delivered to UCLA, at the library of your choice.

Digital Library and Database

The California Digital Library (CDL) gives you access to on-line research material often in the form of electronic journals and other periodicals. COL also works with other cataloging system to broaden its range of information. UCLA has a subscription to many online journal databases such as JSTOR.org and EBSCO. This means you can search for and read many different journal articles online that individuals usually have to pay to view, but you must be connected to UCLA internet, or logged in through a Virtual Private Network (VPN).


The College Library Instructional Computing Commons (CLICC) offers students 100 workstations, instructional software, printers and helpful staff. Any currently enrolled student, faculty, or staff member with a UCLA Logon and password can use CLICC services, including laptops, printing, and equipment checkout.

Services CLICC offers:

  • Electronic Learning Stations (desktop stations and laptops)
  • Group Study Rooms (must be reserved)
  • Laptop Borrowing
  • Software Licenses (must be used in the CLICC computer lab)
    • Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, EndNote, iWork, ArcGIS, etc)

Public Libraries

These libraries can offer good alternative study environment when computers and study space on campus is most crowded, and to obtain non-academic books for pleasure reading.

Library cards are FREE to California residents. The easiest way to get a card is if you have a state-issued photo ID with your current address on it. However, if you don't have a driver's license or state ID then you can present TWO of the following documents to any Los Angeles Public Library, one from each category:

Photo ID (choose one)

  • Passport
  • School ID Card
  • Government Issued ID
  • Employee ID Card

Address Verification (choose one)

  • Printed Personal Check
  • Credit Card Statement
  • Rental or Property Tax Receipt
  • Business Mail with Current Postmark


Westwood Branch
1246 Glendon Boulevard
1 (310) 474-1739

Santa Monica Branch
1343 6th street
(310) 474-1739

Culver City Branch
4975 Overland Ave
(310) 559-1676

Beverly Hills Branch
444 N. Rexford Dr.
(310) 288-2200

West Los Angeles Branch
11360 Santa Monica Boulevard
(310) 575-8323

Venice Branch
501 S. Venice Blvd.
(310) 821-1769

UCLA Library


LA Public Libraries