Using the GRI’s new discovery system

Interested in learning more about the GRI’s new discovery system ( ? Do you have questions or need help? Library Staff is conducting 30-minute introductory sessions.

WHEN: Mondays, 11:00 am – 11.30 am

Wednesdays, 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

WHERE: GRI Training Room on L2

Reservations are NOT required. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Questions? Please contact or call the Reference Desk at 310-440-7390.


In order to request volumes from a run of journals or boxes from a large archive, sign in, go to the Request tab, and choose the set that includes the first-desired volume or box. Choose the volume or box number from the Volume drop-down box, click on the Filter button, click the Request link, and then the Request button. To continue, click Refresh Services List.

If you would like to check out an item from the open stacks, take it to the Circulation Desk. If you would like to request an item listed as ‘On loan,’ with a Policy of ‘Not loanable,’ notify Circulation by either going to the Circulation Desk or emailing .

To search call numbers, do not use spaces or punctuation, e.g., in order to search for the item with the call number HD9570.G4 A79 2003, type HD9570G4A792003

To search auction sale catalogs, enter the sale date as YYYYMMDD, e.g., 19640207 for February 7, 1964. To find all of the sales in a given month, truncate the date using an asterisk, e.g., 196402* for sales held in February 1964.

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