Special Collections and University Archives


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. Please note that we will be open by appointment only from June 19 - July 7 and July 24 - 28, 2017. Appointments made pending staff and space availability. Reproduction orders will not be fulfilled at this time.

Our Services

We offer many services to help you access and interact with our collections. You may:

Find Our Collections

There are several ways to discover our collections:

  • Scotty (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.