Academic Libraries

The following college and universities may allow members of the general public to use their resources. Usually the public cannot check out library materials without paying a fee. Consult each library for its policies.

California State University, Dominguez Hills


California State University, Dominguez Hills
1000 East Victoria Street
Carson, CA 90747
Phone: 310-243-3700

Library Mission Statement


The library's mission is to support the curriculum offered at the University with instruction that both addresses specific assignments and promotes lifelong information literacy for everyone who uses the library.

Reference Desk Hours


  • Monday - Thursday: 9a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Friday: 9a.m. - 4p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: Noon. - 6p.m

California State University, Long Beach


California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840
Phone: 562-985-5518

Library Mission Statement


"The University Library at California State University, Long Beach was established to provide direct support for the educational mission of the university through selecting, organizing, preserving, and disseminating recorded knowledge in all its formats and manifestations. The organization also provides the human, print, and digital resources necessary for the campus community to locate, retrieve, and evaluate information effectively. The Library maintains collections that promote free inquiry and intellectual development, provides instruction in the information gathering and evaluation process, and thus has a lasting and beneficial impact on the lives of CSULB students."

California State University, Los Angeles


California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, California 90032-8300
Phone: 323-343-3950

Library Mission Statement


"The Library supports the academic programs of Cal State L. A. through instruction, collections, technology and services which enable students and faculty to access recorded knowledge and information resources. This support empowers our constituencies to develop the information and technological competencies necessary to achieve their educational, research and professional goals; succeed in the workforce; apply lifelong learning skills; and participate in a diverse society."

Loyola-Marymount University: Von der Ahe Library


Loyola-Marymount University: Von der Ahe Library
1 LMU Drive
Los Angeles, California 90045-8200
Phone: 310-338-2788

Library Mission Statement


"The mission of the Loyola Marymount University Library is to provide information materials and services in support of the University's educational mission. Our specific purpose is to help our patrons find the information that fits their needs in the classroom, in research, and in administrative work. The Library is also responsible for collecting and preserving the University's historical records as well as books, manuscripts, works of art and other artifacts that support its educational mission. As a vital part of Southern California's leading Roman Catholic university, we also consider it our mission to serve as a resource for information on Catholicism and Catholic life in the region."

University of California, Los Angeles Libraries


University of California, Los Angeles Libraries
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575

Information Service


  • Phone: 310-825-7143
  • Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Library Mission Statement


"The mission of the University Library is to provide access to and delivery of information resources to UCLA faculty, students, and staff in support of the research and instructional mission of the university. The Library develops, organizes, and preserves collections for optimal use and provides links to remote information sources. The Library provides services, including instruction for information literacy and information management, to enable its users to fulfill their academic and intellectual needs. The Library provides resources and services to non-UCLA users to the extent possible. Relying on its highly skilled staff, the Library encourages innovation, capitalizes on appropriate technologies, forges effective partnerships, and aggressively promotes excellence."