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.

In-Person Appointments

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.

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:

  • 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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