Special Collections & Archives (SC&A) materials are stored in an environmentally controlled, secured area. All users must register and place requests to see the materials and you will use the materials in our reading room. These materials may not be checked out of the library, and you will not be able to take pictures, so plan to spend some time in the reading room to complete your assignment.
Thanksgiving Week Hours: Monday and Tuesday, 9-5; Wednesday 9-4. Closed Thursday - Sunday
Regular Hours: M-F, 9-5 with extra hours until 7pm on Wednesdays
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop in
For more information on our collections, policies, hours, and more visit the Special Collections & Archives website.
Encompassing UC San Diego's Mandeville Special Collections and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Archives, Special Collections & Archives houses a wide range of rare books, manuscripts, maps, photographs, artworks, recordings, and archives. These primary source materials support UCSD's instructional and research programs, and distinguish UCSD's library collections from all other research universities.
Special Collections focuses on building its collections in concert with UCSD’s academic programs to build comprehensive research collections around specific subjects. Areas of exceptional strength include:
Digitization has made many of UCSD’s special collections more widely accessible. Search or browse the digital library collections here: http://library.ucsd.edu/dc