UC San Diego Library Special Collections & Archives will provide limited research appointments for UC San Diego faculty, students, and staff.

Please view SC&A's COVID-19 Services page for important details on accessing this service

Our reading room is currently closed to non-UC San Diego researchers, but we do offer remote scanning services to all users.

SC&A Services During COVID-19   Scanning Services

Welcome to the UC San Diego Special Collections Request System

All requests to use Special Collections materials are made through this system via the links in the catalog and finding aids.

First time users create an account below before completing your requests. Returning users log in to proceed.

All requests must be made at least one week in advance of your desired visit date following our appointment process.

You may request scans in accordance with our duplication policy and we will follow up with you to review and finalize your order before billing you.

Returning users can also log in to check request statuses or pay for scan orders once they have been approved.

UC San Diego Students, Faculty, and Staff connect with your AD login.


If you have any questions, please contact us at spcoll@ucsd.edu