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Guide to Special Collections & Archives


Special Collections & Archives houses:

Rare and/or unique Library materials

Cal State LA Archives

Distinctive, topical, collections that enhance educational resources

The Special Collections and Archives Reading Room is now open to the public!

Students, Staff, and Faculty are welcome for research appointments and independent study.


JFK Memorial Library, Palmer Wing, Room 2079

5151 State University Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90032


Phone: (323) 343-3960


Hours & Location

The Reading Room is located on the 2nd Floor, Palmer Wing of the University Library.

Regular Hours

Monday                        9:00am - 7:00pm

Tuesday                       9:00am - 7:00pm

Wednesday                  9:00am - 7:00pm

Thursday                      9:00am - 7:00pm

Friday                           9:00am - 7:00pm 

Saturday                      11:00am - 4:00pm

Sunday                         Closed


Holiday Hours (December 17-December 21)

The campus is closed Saturday, December 22-Sunday, December 30 and on New Year's Day

Monday                        9:00am - 4:00pm

Tuesday                       9:00am - 4:00pm

Wednesday                  9:00am - 4:00pm

Thursday                      9:00am - 4:00pm

Friday                           9:00am - 4:00pm 

Saturday                      Closed

Sunday                        Closed

John F. Kennedy Memorial Library
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8300