Tomás Rivera Library

Tomás Rivera Library

Rivera LibraryTomas Rivera Library

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The Rivera Library supports:

  • Business
  • Education
  • Humanities & Fine Arts
  • Social sciences

The Tomás Rivera Library was officially opened on Feb. 11, 1954 and renamed on Feb. 19, 1985 in honor of the first minority chancellor in the University of California system in 1979.  Chancellor Tomás Rivera, novelist, poet and educator was Chancellor from 1979 and died in office on May 16, 1984.  The Rivera Library includes Special Collections and is home to the famed Eaton Collection, the world's largest cataloged collection of science fiction and fantasy. The Special Collections and University Archives at the UCR Library houses many excellent collections, including books, manuscripts, photographs, videotapes, broadsides, and other media, covering a wide range of special subject areas. In addition, the department houses a strong local history collection, along with the University Archives. The Rivera Library also serves as a Government Publications depository for United States and California state documents and maintains various types of instructional and learning materials in Education Services for teachers in training.


  • Group study rooms (including twenty-eight reservable), several hundred individual study carrels and many tables for quiet study
  • Computers are available to access the Library Catalog: SCOTTY, the UC-wide California Digital Library featuring the Melvyl® Catalog, and hundreds more licensed online resources.
  • A wide array of software to support and enhance student learning and the research and scholarship activities of the University.
  • Wireless access throughout the library & Laptop checkout.

For Hours call (951) 827-3220.  The area code and prefix for all numbers is (951) 827...
For on-campus calls, the four-digit extension must be preceded by a  2 (e.g. 2-3220).



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Last modified: 8/21/2014 12:20 AM by M. Potter

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