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Collecting research-level books, journals, and digital files from around the world.
The library of the past was dusty, full of stacks of books, and quiet. Pin-drop quiet.
Today’s library—the library of the future—is still full of reference materials. But those stacks are both physical and digital. And, depending on where you are in the library, it may not be quiet at all since many students utilize the collaborative study spaces.
Designers of the Charles E. Young Research Library kept this in mind as they built spaces where students can both pore over in-depth research and discuss it.
The Research Library houses more than two million books and bound journals from around the world. There are treasures from the past, like census data, almanacs and bibles. And tech-savvy touches, like wired conference rooms and the only 3D printer lab on campus that’s open to all students.
The Mid-Century Modern building, designed by architect A. Quincy Jones, also features Cafe 451, named after Ray Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit 451, which was written in another UCLA Library location on the UCLA campus.
Your gift to the Research Library fund helps the library continue to amass its collection and provide innovative resources. Your gift may be used to toward:
• Services, like the 24/7 online “Ask a Librarian” program, which gives students live chat access with a librarian
• Subscriptions to research-level journals and databases, accessed by graduate faculty and students, who make groundbreaking discoveries to change our world.
• Modern spaces, like high-tech study pods and conference rooms
• Technology, such as the laptop loan program
Your gift to the Research Library is an investment in the leaders of tomorrow.
Dedicated conference rooms provide space for lively discussions and group projects.
YRL features the only 3D printer usable by all students. Here: Smithsonian 3D-printed artifact.
Special Collections include rare volumes and materials on Leonardo da Vinci.
Uncover gems in the YRL's extensive collections, like the poet Goethe’s theory of color.
Students can print research posters on large-format printers provided by the library.
Your Gift May Be Tax Deductible
Your Gift is Tax Deductible