About Special Collections
Special Collections Contains:
Rare and/or unique Library materials
Select CSULA archives
Distinctive, topical, collections that enhance educational resources.
Students and the public are encouraged to begin their inquires at the Reference Desk, 1st Floor Library North.
Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm; 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday Closed
Materials in Special Collections & Archives are available by appointment only. For appointments and assistance, please contact Azalea Camacho at (323) 343-3977 or email her
The reading room is located on the second floor, Library Palmer wing, room 2079.
Reading Room Policies
Materials in Special Collections & Archives are available for research needs of students, faculty, and staff of the University, and available to the general public. Special Collections operates as a closed stacks area and material is retrieved for researchers. The opportunity to browse the shelves is not available. Researches are asked to provide some form of photo identification. Please review the Guidelines for Use of Special Collections before your appointment.
Rights & Reproductions
Photoduplication is by permission only, on an item-by-item basis. Photocopies are made by the Special Collections & Archives staff. There is no self service photocopiers available in the Special Collections area. We reserve the right to refuse requests for any reason. A restriction on duplication is normally based on the condition, size, format, or donor restrictions. Researchers are responsible for observing all U.S. and international copyright regulations and laws.
Use of digital cameras is permitted; please see the Guidelines for Use located in the Use Guidelines tab.