UCLA is internationally recognized for its outstanding academic resources and extracurricular facilities.

All our students enjoy online access to the statewide University of California Library system, the Online Archive of California, and UCLA’s unique Film & Television Archive.

Students may enroll not only in iS courses, but also in classes offered by top-ranked departments across campus, in areas such as computer science, design and media arts, medical informatics, museum studies, and more.

IS Lab

The Information Studies Lab (IS Lab) is a specialized library supporting the instructional programs of the Department of Information Studies.  It provides spaces for individual study or quiet reading, collaborative work with others, and includes a larger area equipped with projection technology in which to hold seminars, meetings or presentations.  A technology space provides workstations, some with scanners and specialized software and networked laser printers, and spaces for research or use of personal devices.

IS Lab Front Desk: (310) 206-9263
Lab Staff email:


Moving Image Archive Studies MA MIAS-ScottReedSnowdenBeckerJanaGowanstudents and MLIS students in the new Media Archival Studies specialization track work with Program Manager Snowden Becker to inspect and repair home movies during “Film Prep Fridays.” Part of the lead-up to this year’s Home Movie Day events at UCLA, Film Prep Fridays give students the chance to observe and address preservation challenges for small-gauge film as they occur in actual family collections. Selected reels from the submitted collections will be digitized using the department’s small-gauge transfer equipment and posted to the Internet Archive, where the historic footage can be freely accessed by family members, researchers, and home movie scholars.

Students pictured: Jana Gowan (MLIS/MAS, Class of 2017); Scott Reed (MLIS/MAS, Class of 2017)

Collections Gateway

The Collections Gateway provides access to specialized journals and other electronic resources available by departmental subscriptions and/or the UCLA Library. Includes access to the UCLA Library Catalog and the Lab’s catalog of children’s literature.



Students who have access to the computer labs in the GSE&IS Building (including MIAS students) may use the laser printers by purchasing pre-paid print credits. Print credits cost $.05 per page. The minimum cost is $5.00 for 100 pages. Credits can be purchased with a credit card or electronic check.

To access the Print Credits store, you will need to log in with your GSE&IS account name and password (not IS lab information) to begin the purchase process. Contact the Educational Technology Unit if you have questions about your GSE&IS account – or 310-825-1911.

Purchase Print Credits

Refunds will only be in the form of page credits due to printer malfunction (light and dark text on page, for example) and must be requested from Lab staff on the day of printing. Credits will not be given for accidental printing of pages. Student printing credits expire with the student’s Lab account.

IS Lab Hours

Summer Intersession 2017 (June 19-23)

Monday – Thursday: 10:00am – 2:00pm*

Friday: CLOSED

Saturday, Sunday, Holidays: CLOSED