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Email or call the library for assistance with your research or to inquire about library services.
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The library is open by appointment:
The Huntington Library is an independent research library for the humanities that welcomes researchers from all over the world. The Reader Services Department, located within the library in the Munger Research Center, is happy to assist you with your research.
We look forward to welcoming you to the library!
Please use this checklist to prepare for your library visit:
Holiday closures for the Library include but are not limited to:
Visit the Reading Room Calendar homepage for the latest information on Library closures.
Access to the library is free; you do not need to pay admission to the Huntington grounds or become a member to use the library. Parking is free. Rideshare commuters will find a designated drop-off zone near the Admissions courtyard, and there is a bicycle rack in the parking lot.
At the beginning of your first visit, you'll meet with a Reader Services staff member for a brief library orientation to issue/renew your library card and review library procedures.
TIP: The library operates during museum hours. Allow yourself extra time to make your way to the Munger Research Center. If you arrive before 10:00 a.m., enter the grounds at the Allen gate, located at the intersection of Allen Avenue and Orlando Road, south of California Boulevard.
Rideshare and GPS address: 1800 Orlando Road, San Marino, CA 91108.
In line with Los Angeles County’s Mask Wearing Rules and Recommendations for indoor public spaces, masks are while using the library. Researchers who prefer to wear a mask may continue to do so. Disposable masks are available in a dispenser in the Munger lobby.
In its continued effort to protect the health and well-being of our staff and patrons, The Huntington requires all readers to be "up-to-date" by Monday, March 7, 2022. “Up-to-date” means a person is fully vaccinated, has received a booster dose, or is fully vaccinated but not yet booster-eligible.
By requesting an appointment to use the Library, you agree to follow the institution's vaccination policy and comply with the following requirements:
You attest to being "up-to-date" and understand that you must present proof for entry.
Each time you arrive for an appointment, be sure to bring:
Researchers must continue to follow health and safety guidelines.
Currently, we are unable to accept proof of a negative test or grant exemptions. We will update researchers when there are changes to institutional policy and library capacity. As stated above, vaccine verification will be checked at the door each time you arrive for an appointment.
When making an appointment or contacting the library, do not upload any images of your vaccination record. Please do not share any medical information when communicating with Huntington staff.