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Using the Library

Information for Readers

We're Here to Help

Library staff are available to consult with you at every stage of the research process. 

  • Contact the library to book a virtual reference session or to send us your research questions via email.
  • Researchers can now "visit" the library virtually to view rare materials from home with our Virtual Reading Room service. Schedule an appointment online.
  • Get answers quickly via live chat.
  • Find answers to frequently asked questions including forgotten passwords, how to request scans, and more.

Library Information Guides and Links

Library Information Guides:

  • How to Use Aeon: Learn how to request rare materials.
  • How to Use My Library: Learn how to request general collections materials and access subscription databases.
  • Imaging Services: Learn how to place an image order at The Huntington Library.
  • Library Resources: A toolkit for discovering collections and expertise at The Huntington Library.
  • Research Guides: Explore research guides related to The Huntington's vast library collections.

Huntington Links:

WiFi Information:

  • Free WiFi is available in the Ahmanson Reading Room; the network name is Reading Room Guest. No password is required.