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Special Collections & Archives

Current Reading Room Hours (through Jan. 31, 2022)

We are now open by Advance Appointment only during these hours:

Monday - Friday:  10am-12pm & 1pm-4pm
(Exceptions: Library closed Jan. 17th, Feb. 21st, and March 25th)

Advance Appointments require at least 24 hours’ notice; please include the date/time you wish to visit when requesting materials via your Aeon Request Account or we cannot confirm your appointment. Learn more about using Aeon. For remote reference inquiries please continue to email

About Special Collections & Archives

Everyone is welcome to research and explore our distinctive collections. 

We are here to preserve, share, and promote the Library's unique primary sources for the use of UCSC's academic community as well as the general public.

Our collections include the University Archives, photographs, maps, rare books, and the archives of many individuals and organizations. These materials support a variety of research projects in the arts, humanities, and history of science.

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.

Digital Collections