The IS Library has an extensive collection of print journals and a historical collection of IS related reference material, and books. These collections are not circulating, however students have access to a copier that accepts BruinCard payments and free scanning in the Library. Our holdings are (mostly) searchable through the UCLA Library filtering by location. Some of our materials are stored in SLRF, so feel free to contact us to confirm a book is on our shelves.
Our children’s collection is available for IS students to checkout. It was generously donated to us by Professor Emerita Dr. Virginia Walter. Priority is given to those taking courses pertaining to children and young adult librarianship, and other related fields.
We also are continuously updating a collection of books relevant to the IS courses offered, and try to provide students with relevant texts and articles to be used as reference here in the library. These current resources on informatics, archival science, library studies, and museum studies is a growing part of our collection, and changes as we purchase books, borrow them on reserve from UC Libraries, or hold personal copies for the duration of a quarter. We strongly encourage you to make requests for this collection if you need a text related to a course, and that cannot be found elsewhere at UCLA Libraries. We welcome donations of books currently not in our collection and that have been published in the last ten years.