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This guide is designed to help you get started using the UCLA Library. There are many resources to explore and that can help you with your academics and research. 

It is not subject-specific - you can select other guides that have been created for a class or a discipline. Click on Research Guides at the top of this page to get to the complete list.

The UCLA Library houses more than 14 million volumes, 40,000 journal subscriptions and more than 1000 databases. Research assistants are available to help you with your research needs, in-person, by telephone, email, and on-line chat. We're here to help!

We understand that university is an amazing and intimidating place and we want you to be seen and heard while you are here.

Virtual Library Tour

The UCLA Library can support your research needs wherever you are. While our in-person services and physical spaces are not currently available, online services continue! Take a virtual tour of the UCLA Library to see how we can help you succeed!

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Connecting from Off-Campus: VPN & Proxy Tutorial

The Library's online subscription resources can always be accessed from computers and wireless networks on campus. However, off-campus access is restricted to current UCLA, students, faculty, and staff who have set up their computer using one of the methods below. Click on the other tabs to see how four Bruins got their computers set up and ready to go for remote access!

If you still need help, you can contact the UCLA IT Support Center at (310) 267-4357 or They provide 24/7 phone support.

VPN on Mac with Natalie

"I chose VPN for my mac because I need to be able to access the full text of articles on different browsers." - Natalie, Environmental Science

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VPN on Windows with Michael

"I chose VPN because I like the security it provides and the control it gives me as a user to manually enable or disable it when I'm browsing online." - Michael, Public Affairs

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VPN on Chromebook with Nadia

"I chose VPN because it is really simple to use!" - Nadia, Public Affairs

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Proxy on Mac with Kate

"I chose Proxy because I prefer logging in through a web browser without having to download any software on my computer." - Kate, Ethnic Studies

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E-Books at UCLA

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