Most of the links on these pages go to subscription sources which are accessible from any computer on campus. UCLA students, faculty, and staff can access these sites from off-campus using either the Proxy Server (a simple setting in your browser) or the VPN Client (a program you install on your computer).
For mobile devices: VPN is currently only compatible with iOS and Android enabled devices. Proxy server is not mobile compatible.
Did you know that the UCLA Library has access to thousands of e-books available for free? UCLA students, faculty, and staff can read all of these books online from your computer or mobile device. You can even download, highlight, and print many of these e-books.
This guide will help you:
E-books in their entirety cannot be loaned between universities, even between UC campuses. UCLA users are only able to access e-books which UCLA subscribes to. Your options for reading those books include:
The UCLA Library is always looking for purchase requests from students, faculty, and staff. If you are unable to find an item you think the library should own, fill out the Purchase Recommendation Form or contact your subject librarian.
Make sure to indicate if you are specifically interested in the e-book version. It is also helpful for us to know if this is just for your individual research, or if access is being requested for an entire class.