LIBRARY SERVICES AND FEES
The LA84 Foundation Library includes hardcopy and digital collections covering sport history and contemporary youth sports. The library’s digital collection is available here.
In addition to printed documents, the library owns 90,000 photo images, as well as moving footage. Olympic information is a particular strength of the collection.
Highlights of the Collection:
- The official report of every modern Olympic Games.
- Dozens of Olympian oral histories.
- The Avery Brundage Collection on microfilm.
- Minutes of early International Olympic Committee meetings and extensive runs of IOC and U.S. Olympic Committee periodicals.
- Bid documents of cities seeking to host the Olympic Games.
The LA84 Foundation Library is housed in the modern 10,000-square-foot Paul Ziffren Sports Resource Center.
Visits are by appointment only.
For appointments, please use the appointment application form.
Group visits are welcome, but must be arranged in advance using the appointment application form.
REFERENCE SERVICE AND FEES
The LA84 Foundation Sports Library staff responds to reference questions received by mail and email.
If you have a question about the library collection or library policies, we will answer it at no cost.
All other staff research is $40/hour, payable in advance. Other charges may also apply.
If you have a reference question, please email it to [email protected]. Include a business-hours phone number. The staff will provide a cost estimate, which must be paid in advance by credit card.
Users may request copies of the photographs, moving footage, and digital scans from printed material in the collection. The library is not a stock photo or footage house. Requests for photos, digital scans, and footage are handled on a case-by-case basis. The use of hand-held digital cameras, video devices, and/or portable scanners by library visitors is prohibited. All digital captures of library materials must be performed by library staff only.
The library typically charges $30 to create a digital image from a photographic print or printed material. Additional licensing and reproduction fees may apply.