The library's Ahmanson Reading Room is open to researchers by appointment only. As of July 1, 2021, access is limited to those who wish to consult rare materials including both first-time applicants and renewing readers. We will continue to expand access as we are able over the coming months.
Reading room access can be provided to any individual age 18+ upon establishing a research need that requires use of The Huntington's collections, identifying specific materials, and presenting the required form(s) of identification at orientation. Due to space constraints, the reading room cannot accommodate group visits.
If you are visiting the library for the first time, you must make an appointment and request materials at least five business days in advance. The library's collections are non-circulating and are used within the reading room or other designated spaces within the library.
Proof of vaccination is required to enter the library as of Sept. 7, 2021. See our Using the Library guide for more information.
Good news! Readers with current reader cards now have access to Oxford Art Online. Oxford Art Online is:
Newly Published Finding Aids
Explore digital finding aids we've published this year:
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: