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Chicano Studies Research Center Library

Serving the UCLA and Chicano community since 1969

Welcome to the Chicano Studies Research Center Library LibGuide! 

This guide is here to help students navigate all the services the Chicano Studies Research Center (CSRC) Library has to offer, plus provides information about other Chicano/Latino-related resources to help students with their research on Chicano/Latino-related subject matters.

Things to know before getting started:

  • The library is both library and archive.
  • We hold thousands of primary and secondary source materials on and offsite.
  • The library's secondary sources—books—are located in the library stacks, which are open to browse but not check out (they do not circulate).
  • The archives are stored offsite at the Southern Regional Library Facility (SRLF) and require advance notice to bring them onsite for research.
  • You can find more information about collections, research topics, and course resources on the left-hand menu.

We are continuously adding more information, but if you have further questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at

Access to Print Resources during COVID-19


As part of UCLA's transition to remote instruction, and the Library's necessary decision to close all Library locations, access to print resources and special collections is not available. Please take advantage of electronic resources such as ebooks and article databases. The UCLA community can connect to these online resources off-campus via the VPN or proxy server. Interlibrary loan is still available for electronic journal articles; however, ebooks cannot be borrowed on interlibrary loan. You can also temporarily access digitized print books via HathiTrust, although you cannot download or print these books--only do screenshots.

The library is also extending access to our print collection beyond what's available in HathiTrust through the Pilot Emergency Temporary Digititzation on Request Service (PETDOR). Please review the PETDOR FAQ for guidance on using this service. 

For help with any of our resources, please schedule an appointment with a librarian (audio/video Zoom appointments available), contact your subject librarian directly, or use our 24/7 chat service.    


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