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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:
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.
Reader Vaccination Policy
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.
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.
We are renewing library cards based on a need to use the library's materials. If you are looking to review rare materials, please follow the steps below.
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. When you arrive:
At the beginning of your first visit to the library, 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.
Holiday closures for the Library include but are not limited to:
Visit the Reading Room Calendar homepage for the latest information on Library closures.