The libraries at UC Riverside hold over 2.5 million volumes of books, 30,000 titles of print and electronic serials, 2.2 million microforms, 300,000 government information sources and close to 50,000 audiovisual materials. These holdings encompass a wide range of subjects in the Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Sciences. Our current collecting strengths are Agriculture and Citrus Research, Entomology, Music, Native American Studies, Nematology, Photography, Plant Pathology, Religious Studies, Science Fiction, Thai, and Women's Studies. Our specialized collections include:
Government PublicationsThe University of California Riverside Libraries are a selective depository for United States federal government and California state government publications. The public are offered access to all print and electronic publications received through the Federal Depository Library Program. Government Publications are located on the first floor of the Rivera Library.
Map Collection & GISThe Map Collection is located on the Ground Floor of the Science Library and houses sheet maps, atlases, gazetteers, aerial photographs, and digital spatial data.
The map cases and alcove contain over 100,000 sheet maps. The collection consists primarily of U.S. Geological Survey topographic and thematic maps, and map series of different countries of the world.
Geographic Information Systems software and digital geographic spatial data is available in the Digital Map Room. Equipment includes: four pc's, a plotter, scanner, and print release station. These are available for use with cartographic materials in the Map Collection.
Special Collections & ArchivesSpecial Collections & Archives at the University of California, Riverside is located on the fourth floor of the Rivera Library and houses rare books, manuscripts, archival materials, photographs, videotapes, broadsides, and other media formats covering a wide range of special subject areas. Among the most visited collections are:
Secured CollectionThe Secured Collection, also located on the fourth floor of the Rivera Library next to Special Collections, provides extra security for valuable or vulnerable books by controlling access to them. Students, faculty, staff and visitors are welcome to browse this Secured Collection; authorized UCR borrowers may check out items.
Education Services: Teachers Resource CenterEducation Services houses a Teachers Resource Center of K-12 curriculum materials. Award winning children's literature, big books, lesson planning ideas, games, and manipulatives are just some of the resources teachers will find to support their instruction.
We are in the north wing of the Rivera Library on the 2nd Floor, Room 205. Most of the collection is accessible all the hours that the library is open.
Learning Resource Display Center (LRDC)The LRDC houses a copy of textbooks adopted or under review by the California Department of Education for all subject areas K-8. Educators from local schools may review adopted textbooks to decide which textbooks will be used in their district. The general public is also invited to periodically evaluate which instructional materials best represent the California school curriculum and how it should be presented to public school students statewide.
The LRDC is located on the north end of the 2nd floor of the Rivera Library in Room 217, near the Education Services department. Please go to the Education Services office (Rivera Library, Rm. 205) for admittance.
Patent and Trademark DepositoryThe U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has designated the University of California, Riverside Libraries as a Patent and Trademark Depository Library (PTDL). As such, the UCR Libraries maintain the entire backfile of U.S utility and design patents on DVD and offer assistance in searching USPTO patent and trademark databases to both the general public and the UC Riverside community.
The PTDL is located on the first floor of the Orbach Science Library.