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Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS): Huntington Library resources

Learn about HSS-specific library resources, including librarians, collections, archives, databases, research and data support, and more.

Using Huntington Library resources remotely

HSS-related collections @ The Huntington

  • Huntington Library Catalog
  • Learn about their collections
    • Medieval Manuscripts, Early Printed Books, Literature in English
    • Pacific Rim, California, Western American History
    • American History, British History, Hispanic History and Culture
    • History of Science, Medicine, and Technology
    • Architecture
    • Photography, prints, posters and ephemera, maps and atlases


Off-site access to electronic journals and databases

You must have a Huntington Library Reader's Card to access resources remotely.

If you do not have a library account and PIN:

  1. Go to My Library Account and follow the prompts.
  2. Use the name and registration number that appear on your reader card (which must be current). You can skip this step if you previously set up your library account and have a PIN. (If you have forgotten your PIN, just follow the "Forgot your PIN?" link.)
  3. Click on Databases or E-Journals and choose a title, or click on the link embedded in the catalog record for individual titles. You will be asked for your name, registration number, and PIN. Some selected resources may only be accessible on site--these will be clearly marked.

If you have any questions or problems, please email or talk to anyone in Reader Services.