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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.


University Library

Library South, Room 2079

5151 State University Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90032


Phone: (323) 343-3960



Summer Reading Room Hours

Tuesday, May 28-August 10, 2019

Monday                        9:00am - 7:00pm 

Tuesday                       9:00am - 7:00pm

Wednesday                  9:00am - 7:00pm

Thursday                      9:00am - 7:00pm

Friday                           9:00am - 5:00pm 

Saturday                      Closed

Sunday                        Closed


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