In line with L.A. County’s new general guidelines for indoor public spaces, masks are optional for readers since we require everyone who is using the Library to provide proof of "up-to-date" vaccination status. Researchers who prefer to continue wearing a mask indoors are welcome to do so.
Reader Vaccination Policy
In its continued effort to protect the health and wellbeing of our staff and patrons, The Huntington will require all readers to be "up-to-date" by Monday, March 7, 2022. “Up-to-date” means a person is fully vaccinated and has received a booster dose or is fully vaccinated but not yet booster-eligible. In line with L.A. County’s new general guidelines for indoor public spaces, masks will be optional for readers since we will require everyone who is using the Library to provide proof of "up-to-date" vaccination status.
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 reference, do not upload any images of your vaccination record. Please do not share any medical information when communicating with Huntington staff.
The library is open by appointment to researchers, including both first-time applicants and renewing readers. Before visiting the library, please be sure to have identified the materials you wish to see; start by searching Summon Discovery or contact us for help finding materials related to your research.
Use this checklist to prepare for your library visit:
Please contact the library with questions about appointments.
Access to the library is free; you do not need to pay admission to the Huntington grounds or become a member to visit. 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.
Proceed to the Munger Research Center, which is where the Reader Services office is located. See the map of the grounds for directions to the Munger.
The library operates during museum hours. Allow yourself extra time to make your way to the Munger Research Center.
Check-in at the reception desk in the Munger lobby. Security staff will ask you to present an appointment confirmation and a photo ID.
Please store bags and personal items in the locker room outside the Reader Services office after checking in. Feel free to borrow a clear plastic bag (available in the locker room) if you need assistance carrying your belongings.
Your first visit to the library will include a 15-minute orientation to issue your library card and review library procedures. Reader Services will contact you to schedule the orientation after your reading room appointment is confirmed.
Holiday closures for the Library include: