The Community Cookbook Collection supports UCLA’s Healthy Campus Initiative by providing students with materials to learn how to cook for themselves, try new cuisines, and explore healthier food choices. The Bruin Culinary Community, a student group on campus, works with the library to select titles and display the collection. The collection is meant to be a “working” collection–one that goes home with students and is heavily used for practical purposes. It provides an entry point for students to become interested in the study of food and culture, a cross-disciplinary field that is studied by UCLA professors in different fields. The collection serves as a bridge to the deeper cookbook collections in the Research Library and Special Collections, which are intended primarily for research and teaching.