Special Collections and University Archives will be open by appointment only for at least the summer quarter (June 17th - September 23, 2024), due to upcoming building construction projects. To make an appointment to view materials during this time, please submit a request through our appointment calendar. We will provide updates on any additional disruption due to the projects as more information is available. Reproduction requests are still available during this time.


All requests for Special Collections & University Archives materials are made through our electronic Special Collections Request system, which replaces all paper registration and request forms. With the Special Collections Request system you can:

UCR Affiliate Researchers

UCR Affiliate Researchers include current students, faculty, officers, and staff with an active UCR NetID.

You will be required to authenticate using your UCR NetID and password.

First-time users will be directed to a registration form to create a research account.

Non-UCR Affiliate Researchers

Non-UCR affiliate researchers include everyone not actively affiliated with the University of California, Riverside.

Please select “First Time Users” on the next page to create a research account.

Special Collections & University Archives
Tomás Rivera Library, 4th floor
Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm
Holiday Hours
ph. 951-827-3233
fax 951-827-4673