The Resource Center for the Teaching of Italian at UCLA is funded by the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles in collaboration with Fondazione Italia, a California non-profit organization. The Resource Center is housed in the UCLA Center for World Languages and offers a comprehensive library dedicated to supporting and enriching the teaching of the Italian language and culture at the K-16 levels. The Resource Center provides a wide selection of textbooks, workbooks, readers, grammar books, dictionaries, games, audio tapes, music CDs, as well as DVDs. The Center also serves as a base for continuing education seminars and workshops for teachers from elementary to AP Italian levels.


You must be registered with the Center to check out materials or to place a hold on them. Registration is free and items are shipped free of charge to eligible members. Eligible members are educators, teachers and graduate students of Italian residing in Southern California, Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico. Shipping charges apply to teachers residing in other states. If you are not registered, please e-mail the Italian Resource Center at to request a Library Membership Application form.

Searching Materials

You can easily search the collection from the online catalog. You will need to be registered with the Center to place a hold request. You can also visit the Center and check out materials in person. We are located on the UCLA campus at 1305 Rolfe Hall. Please make a note of the Center business hours. We recommend that you e-mail the Center to confirm the hours prior to your visit.

Loan Period

Items may be borrowed for up to three (3) months with possible renewals if the items have not been recalled.


Most items may be renewed for another loan period provided they are not reserved by another borrower. Renewals can be done by email to


Overdue items are charged $1.00 per day, per item. Fines can be avoided by returning or renewing items before the due date.

Hours of Operation

Winter 2016

Monday & Wednesday 11AM - 1PM
Thursday 12PM - 2PM
Or by appointment

*Please email to confirm*

1305 Rolfe Hall

Contact Information

To request or renew materials, make an appointment, or for general inquiries, please email