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.