Special Collections Reading Room closed 6/27 – 7/1

Researchers in the Special Collections Reading Room

The Special Collections Reading Room will be closed from Monday, June 27 through Friday, July 1, for annual maintenance projects.

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Library access during “Cave Temples of Dunhuang: Buddhist Art on China’s Silk Road”

Since we are anticipating larger-than-normal attendance for the upcoming exhibition “Cave Temples of Dunhuang: Buddhist Art on China’s Silk Road” (May 7–September 4, 2016), here are some things you should know regarding access if you are planning to visit in the next few months:

  • It is strongly recommended that you allow extra time to park and get to the library, especially if you have scheduled an appointment in the Special Collections Reading Room.
  • Since parking is limited, you may also want to consider alternatives to driving your own car to the Getty (such as taking public transportation or ridesharing options). Go to www.metro.net for the most up-to-date public transit information.
  • Because large crowds are expected in the GRI’s gallery space, you should enter, exit, and validate your parking on L2 if visiting the library Monday – Friday. (Since the L2 Reader entrance/exit is closed on the weekend however, you will need to use the Plaza entrance if visiting on a Saturday or Sunday.)
  • Finally, please be advised that in preparation for the opening of this exhibition, the Getty site will be closing early on Friday, May 6. All readers will need to leave the library by 4:30 p.m. that day.

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For an overview of the Dunhuang show, including tips for planning your visit to the exhibition, go to: http://blogs.getty.edu/iris/visitor-tips-cave-temples-dunhuang/

Best Wishes,

Loisann Dowd White

Head of Research Services

Research Library

(310) 440-7486



Library access on Sunday, 5/1

On Sunday, May 1st, 2016 the Getty will be performing the required annual Emergency Power and Lighting Test. During this test, the power to the entire site will be shut down for approximately 5 hours.

As a result of this, all Readers must leave the site by 6:30pm.

Please note that this testing may be rescheduled without notice.