Getty Research Institute/Villa Facilities

You will be provided with an office at the Getty Research Institute (GRI) equipped with a telephone with an allowance of up to $150 in long distance charges per month (you are billed monthly for charges exceeding this limit). You will also be provided with a Getty email account.

You will have reasonable access to photocopy and FAX machines and regular and express mail service for business purposes.

Building management maintains a smoke-free environment. No smoking is allowed in any interior spaces, including offices, at both the Getty Center and Villa. Smoking is permitted in areas surrounding ash cans in exterior locations, including certain balconies.

Computer Information

A wireless network is available at the Getty Research Institute (GRI) and the Getty Villa. Scholars and fellows are required to bring their own wireless-ready computer. The Getty will not provide computer equipment to incoming scholars and fellows. This allows scholars and fellows to continue working and researching with a system in which they are comfortable and familiar, and allows GRI staff to communicate electronically with everyone. The GRI wireless network is a public non-secure network supporting standard 802.11a, b/g specifications. This makes it compatible with any wireless interfaces found on current PC and Mac computers.

Scholars and fellows will receive a Getty email account on arrival. This account can be accessed via the web client for Outlook using any standard browser. Please note: Email is permanently purged from the servers after 90 days, so it is advisable that any important email be exported as documents. It is not possible to export an entire mailbox to take with you when you depart.

Scholar offices come equipped with personal laser printers with USB connections. Scholars and fellows also have access to department flatbeds and slide scanners, and shared networked workstations.

Information on Getty scholar housing computer requirements can be found here. (PDF, 284 KB)

Scholar Associates

A small reading carrel in a shared study area may be available for Scholar Associates (spouses or partners). Please contact Sabine Schlosser to request an Associate reading carrel. Please note that we are not able to provide computers, email accounts, long-distance telephone funding, research or administrative support for Associates. The GRI is able to provide full access to the research collections and in-house computer training, as enrollment allows.

Getty Research Materials

The Getty Research Institute Library holdings, including its on-line catalog, can be browsed here. You will have full Getty Research Library privileges while in residence at the Getty Center or Villa. You may wish to provide us with a bibliography of the materials you would like to have available to conduct your research at the Center. There will inevitably be some books that the GRI does not house, but your list, if received well in advance of your arrival, will assist our librarians in acquiring those materials that fall within the general scope of the collections.

Owing to cost and space constraints, and the unavailability of books that are out of print, there will, of course, be some material that we will not acquire, particularly if it is readily available nearby at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Scholars can access the UCLA library collections through the Research Library Inter-Library Loan desk. For UCLA non-circulating materials, we are able to arrange UCLA library privileges. Click directory to browse the university holdings. On the directories page under the heading Selected Public Websites: Consortia and Directories you will find a link to the University of California Libraries.

Please note: you are responsible for returning on time all borrowed library materials. If materials are late or lost, you (not the Getty or your research assistant) will be responsible for fines or replacement fees.

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