Archives and Special Collections

Archives and Special Collections is open by appointment, for in-person services to UC Davis students, faculty and staff. Starting on July 20, Non-UC Davis affiliates can make appointments for in-person services. Appointments must be made 72 business hours prior to your visit. Due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, services will be limited and delayed. Please submit all questions and requests to  or leave a message at (530) 752‑1621. Learn more.

Archives and Special Collections welcomes students, faculty, visiting scholars and members of the general public to explore the Library’s rare books and pamphlets, manuscript collections, photographs, the University Archives, and the Map Collection. The Department’s major purposes are to acquire these materials, make them available for use, and preserve their integrity for future generations.

Shields Library is open for UC Davis students, faculty and staff ONLY.