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Research Guides

Explore subject guides related to The Huntington's vast library collections.


Library Services

Learn about virtual library services such as reproduction requests, interlibrary loan and reference assistance.

Huntington Digital Library

Provides free, public access to a selection of materials digitized from the Huntington Library collections. 

Newspaper Collections Research Guide

Discover how to access digital newspapers remotely.


With the recent easing of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health restrictions for libraries, The Huntington has begun a phased reopening of its Library reading rooms. As a result, the Library has adopted a new appointment system to effectively manage occupancy and ensure physical distancing. Currently, reading room reservations are limited to staff and to Huntington-sponsored research fellows who received awards in the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 fellowship years only. We are regularly monitoring health protocols while actively working to make space for more researchers. All virtual services will continue to be offered. Please watch this space regularly for new information and updates regarding access.

Although we are still accepting applications for access, we are unable to schedule or guarantee future appointments at this time. Should you submit an application for access, a member of the Reader Services staff will be in contact with you. All applicants must be engaged in research in an area well-supported by the Library's collections.

Oxford Databases at The Huntington

Good news! Readers with current reader cards now have access to Oxford Art Online. Oxford Art Online is:

  • The gateway to Oxford’s art reference works, including the peer-reviewed, regularly updated Grove® Dictionary of Art and the Benezit Dictionary of Artists
  • OAO includes over 200,000 articles that span ancient to contemporary art and architecture, as well as over 19,000 images of works of art, structures, plans, and artist signatures.

Newly Published Finding Aids
Explore digital finding aids we've published this year:

Jay T. Last collection of entertainment: Schaefer's Opera House business correspondence

Thomas Hastie Bell correspondence

Aerospace oral history project

Lawrence D. Longo invoices and subject files

Warren D. Chase papers​

Paul Theroux papers

Francis Marion Crawford papers

Browse additional finding aids for Huntington collections online via the Online Archive of California (OAC).

Recently Digitized Collections

The Huntington Digital Library provides free, public access to a selection of materials digitized from the Huntington Library collections. Though only a fraction of the Huntington’s diverse holdings are represented, content is regularly added to the Digital Library. Recent highlights include:

Drafts of Henry David Thoreau's "Walden"

Cartographic materials from the Kashnor Collection of Early American Maps

Rare medical books from the 15th and 16th centuries.