Skip to main content


COVID-19: Library Information, Resources, & Print Access


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.    


Getting Started

These resources are great ways to locate texts, such as the Arden Third Series editions located on Drama online, performances, and Shakespeare scholarship. 

Conducting Shakespeare Research

This research guide will point you toward online research resources and strategies available to you as scholars doing Shakespeare research at UCLA. You will also find help locating performance recordings in our library catalogs.

Visit this guide regularly to check for upcoming library workshops and events, as well as newly acquired resources to help you in your research process.

If your area of research is comparative, consider also contacting the appropriate area studies guide or subject specialist.

Westall, Richard. William Shakespeare between Tragedy and Comedy. 1825. CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

Quick Links and Related Subject Guides

Performance Databases