Using the Library

The Huntington’s Library is an independent research center for the humanities that welcomes researchers from all over the world. Over 1,700 researchers from over 30 countries conduct research in the Library every year.

Become a Reader

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.

We encourage you to contact Reference with questions and to visit our Library at Home research guide for more information.



Library Catalog

Digital Library

Research Resources

Become a Reader
Aeon Login
Library Collections
Search Tools & Guides
Library Services
Ask a Librarian
Library Contacts

Hours for Researchers

The Library is open by appointment only.

Appointments are limited to Huntington staff and 2019-2020/2020-2021 research fellows.

About Fellowships

Available Fellowships
Joint Professorships/
Collaborative Fellowships
Apply for a Fellowship
Fellowship FAQs
Awarded Fellowships