Special Collections & University Archives houses archives and manuscript collections, photographs, maps, books, and other rare or unique research material that document a wide range of subject areas. Our reading room is located on the 4th floor of the Tomás Rivera Library.
Starting on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, UCR Special Collections and University Archives is offering limited in-person research appointments for UC-affiliated students, faculty, and staff.
We offer many services to help you access and interact with our collections. You may:
- Use materials in our reading room.
- Request reproductions of materials.
- Ask a question.
- Schedule a research consultation for one-on-one or small group help from a librarian or archivist (30 minute session).
- Request an instruction session for hands-on, collection-based learning experiences.
- Request a tour for donors, other professionals, or library school students.
Find Our Collections
There are several ways to discover our collections:
- UCR catalog contains records for books, serials, and other published items. Look for the easy-to-use "Request" button.
- Online Archive of California (OAC) contains finding aids describing archives and manuscript collections. Look for the easy-to-use "Request" button.
- Calisphere features digital collections from across the state. See just UCR collections here.
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