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.
The land on which we gather is the unceded territory of the Awaswas-speaking Uypi Tribe. The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, comprised of the descendants of indigenous people taken to missions Santa Cruz and San Juan Bautista during Spanish colonization of the Central Coast, is today working hard to restore traditional stewardship practices on these lands and heal from historical trauma.
The land acknowledgement used at UC Santa Cruz was developed in partnership with the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band Chairman and the Amah Mutsun Relearning Program at the UCSC Arboretum.