The Special Collections and Archives Reading Room is currently closed and in-person services are not available.
We encourage researchers looking for primary sources to visit our guide to Remote Access to Primary Sources and to browse our digital collections as well as online digital repositories such as Calisphere.
All Special Collections staff are working remotely to provide limited services as follows:
Special Collections & Archives preserves, shares, and promotes the Library's unique and most rare holdings for use by UCSC's students, visiting scholars, and the general public. We support the University's academic program and its instructional and research interests, document the cultural heritage of the Santa Cruz region, and maintain the historical record of UCSC.
Our materials support a variety of research projects and include a broad variety of collections, including local history, book arts, photography, UCSC history, rare books, music, literary archives, history of science, oral histories, artworks and artifacts, and pop culture.