Rupert Costo Library of the American Indian


Located in: Special Collections & University Archives

Thousands of books, documents, and audio recordings documenting Native American history and culture form the Rupert Costo Library of the American Indian, making it a center for studies about the native people of inland Southern California, the Southwest, and North America.

Rupert and Jeannette Henry Costo, Native American scholars, activists, and founders of the American Indian Historical Society, gave the collection to UCR in 1986.

The Costo Library's reading room is located in Special Collections & University Archives, on the fourth floor of Rivera Library, and features displays of Native American art and artifacts collected by the Costos.