Resource Locator

Navigate and understand the various services, spaces, and resources available at the Library and on campus.

The library and campus have so much to offer it can be hard to find what you are looking for. It is grouped by location and then category and represent resources not easily located on the website or in the library and campus. Not sure where to find what you are looking for? Use the Find (ctrl + f) or Search In Page feature of your browser to search for specific words.

To suggest an addition to the locator, please email us.

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Within the Library

The Library offers a number of resources in the form of services provided, spaces maintained, materials collected, and technologies available.

ServicesSpaces | Collections & Research | Computing & Technology  

Services

Information about library services available, such as accessibility, workshops, visitor information and more.

Acronyms and Abbreviations
campus | library

Alumni (library card)
Eligibility | Library Card (select UC Alumni from drop down)

Bulletin board/posting requests
Campus postings: Geisel East Commons | BLB Entrance (see guidelines on the board)
Community events (Geisel West): see Information Desk

De-Stress Activities
Geisel East Commons | Geisel West Commons

Disabilities, Library Services for Individuals with
General information | Campus Disability Resources

Donating books to the Library

Extension students (and concurrently enrolled students) information
Services | UCSD Extension | University City Center Learning Facility
Extension students are not eligible for ETS (formerly ACMS) accounts or off-campus access to databases. Computer Lab for Extension students and reduced costs for printing/copying are available at the University City Center Learning Facility

Library Workshops

Services to the Community (Visitor information)
Library services | Parking

Suggestions for Library
Drop box between Information Desk and Research Assistance Desk (Geisel West Commons) | Online Feedback form | Recommend a Purchase

 

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Spaces

Learn more about our Library's spaces. From information about Geisel’s architecture to where to fill your water bottle or find a stapler, this list covers spaces and equipment large and small.

Spaces & Building Information | Restrooms & Water Stations | PhonesOffice & School Supplies

Spaces & Building Information

  • Active Learning Lab
    Geisel East Commons 

  • Classrooms, Library
    Biomedical Library Building, 1st Floor: Events Room (BLB 111) | Classroom 3 & 4 
    Geisel Library Building, 2nd Floor: Lou Dunst Classroom (Classroom 1) | Classroom 2

  • Geisel building information
    Self-guided tour brochure available for download. | Architectural Plans

  • Office Hours
    TAs and instructors wishing to meet with students on a regular or ad hoc basis are invited to do so in Geisel Library or Biomedical Library Building.  See details.

  • Teaching + Learning Commons
    Geisel Library Building, 1st Floor West

Restrooms & Water Stations

  • Gender Inclusive Restrooms
    2 single-occupancy restrooms located on each of Geisel Floors 4-7 | Other Campus locations

  • Hydration Locations
    Near restrooms: Geisel East Commons | Geisel West Commons | Geisel 1st Floor West | Geisel Floors 4-7 | Geisel 8th Floor *Closed Summer 2018* | BLB 1st Floor (near restrooms) | Campus Locations

  • Water fountains (Drinking fountains)
    Near each restroom

Phones

  • Telephone, campus
    In Geisel:  Hall between Information Desk and Special Collections & Archives | Hall near Imprints on Geisel East Commons | Geisel Tunnel Lab.  
    In Biomedical Library Building: in breezeway | 2nd floor in journal stacks. 

  • Telephone, public
    Outside entrance to Geisel Library | Other Campus locations

Office/School Supplies

Highlighters, pens, rulers, and scissors are available for short term onsite use at the Information Desk.
  • Paper cutter
    Geisel 1st Floor West | Geisel West Commons (near photocopier)

  • Pencil sharpener
    Geisel Front Desk | Geisel 1st Floor West | Geisel West Commons

  • School Supplies Vending Machine
    Located in Geisel East hallway (near Front Desk), accepts only Triton Cash, no cash/credit cards
    Report problems to asservices@ucsd.edu and asessentials@ucsd.edu

  • Whiteboards and Markers
    All group study rooms
    Markers/erasers available for checkout: BLB Front Desk | Geisel Front Desk | Media Desk | Geisel East Commons Desk 

  • Whiteboards, Roving (mobile)
    Geisel East & West Commons, Geisel's 1st Floor West & 1st Floor East
    Personal whiteboards also available on Geisel's 1st & 2nd Floors

 

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Collections & Research

Learn about the various resources and collections available to you within the library.

Children's Books
Geisel 7th Floor, call number range PZ5 - PZ90 | Also available through The Circuit

Citation Linker
If you already have a journal or book citation, use this to find availability in the Library or begin an interlibrary loan request.

Course catalog
Current edition | Official title is "General Catalog"

Dissertations, UCSD
Roger form/genre search: "dissertations--academic--ucsd--[subject]". | 
Also see Proquest

Dr. Seuss Collection

English language instruction books
Roger subject search: "english language textbooks for foreign speakers"

Image Collections

New Books

Popular Science Collection

Purchase recommendations for our collections
(form only accepts UC San Diego email address)

UC Salary Books
Official title is "UC Compensation Report" (online 2010-current) | Also available online via the Sacramento Bee State Worker Salary Database (catalog record) | Academic Salary Scales | For further information on faculty salaries, please contact Kelly Maheu, Academic Affairs.

UC San Diego History

UC San Diego Student Newspapers (UCSD Guardian)
Digital Collection (1967-  ) | Guardian website (current only) | Microfilm (1967-2006) (Geisel West Commons)

 

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Computing & Technology

You need tech? We've got tech! This section covers printing in the Library, how to borrow a charger, and information about specialty viewing equipment.

Computer access for guests
Internet access for the public is available on some Library computers, subject to the Library computer use policy. Guest access to computers in the Geisel West Commons area is available during Research Assistance Desk hours. If you bring your own laptop, you can connect to the UCSD Guest wireless network (no access to Library online resources)

Group viewing rooms
Geisel 1st Floor West

Laptops for check-out
BLB Front Desk (UC San Diego Students, Faculty, and Staff only)

Laptop docking stations (keyboard and monitors provided)
Geisel East Commons |  Geisel West Commons

Media Viewing Stations
Geisel 1st Floor West

Microform readers/scanners
Geisel West Commons

Technology Lending Program
Media Desk
, Geisel 1st Floor West | Geisel East Commons Desk | select items available at Geisel Front Desk

Scan/Print/Copy

  • Copy card dispensers, Imprints
    BLB (1st Floor) | Geisel (near printers in 1st Floor Tunnel, Main Floor near Information Desk, and across from Imprints window) | Imprints@Geisel (cash; check; credit card with $5 minimum)

  • Fax machine
    Imprints window in Geisel 2nd Floor East

  • Photocopiers
    BLB (all floors) | Geisel Library (all floors) | Imprints at the Campus Services Center

  • Photocopiers, auto document feeder
    Geisel Library, near Information Desk
  • Photocopiers, color
    BLB | Geisel West Commons | Imprints at the Campus Services Center

  • Photocopiers, large format
    Imprints at the Campus Services Center

  • Printing
    Library printers: use UC San Diego account or guest iAccess card
    Geisel locations: Geisel 1st Floor West | West Commons | East Commons
    For more information see Paying for Prints and Copies in the Library

  • Printing, 3D
    Digital Media Lab, Geisel East Commons | Various campus labs

  • Wireless Printing (from laptop)

 

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On Campus

The Library is just one part of a greater community. We have a lot, but we don’t have it all. Below are some campus resources that are commonly requested at our service desks.

Resource for StudentsGeneral Information 

  

Resources for Students

Learn more about the various resources available on campus for UCSD students. 

Academic Integrity Tutorials
AIO Integrity Tutorial (click on Courses)  |  Library Plagiarism tutorial

Bluebooks/Scantrons
Geisel East Commons Vending Machine |  UCSD Bookstore | Sunshine Market | HDH Market | Goody's Market

Building codes 

Course readers
Alternative to soft reserves: located at 3970 Sorrento Valley Blvd. Suite G | 800.200.3908 or 858.552.1120 | website 

Escort, Campus Safety
Call 534-WALK (9255) for a safety escort after sunset.  More info at  blink.ucsd.edu/go/cso

ETS (formerly ACMS) computer labs
Library Software | account information | lab locations/software | printing

Language Lab (Linguistics)
AP&M, room 3432A  

Motorist Assistance Program

Student Services

Triton Rides

Tutoring serviceOASIS  | Tutoring & Studying Programs by Department

Writing Centers
UC San Diego | Teaching + Learning Commons | College-based resources

 

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General Information

How to navigate and understand the various general information offered on campus.

Campus Tours
Public Tours | New Student Tours | Contact Information: (858) 534-4414 or email visitorsprogram@ucsd.edu 

Change
Imprints@Geisel (for copy cards only) | Bookstore counter | Price Center Game Room | Gilman parking structure. 

Computer repair
ACMS Trouble Report | UCSD Bookstore Computer Repair Service

Lactation Spaces

Laminating service
Imprints at the Campus Services Center

Mailing Center (Post Office)

Notary Public

Proctoring service
UC San Diego Extension provides proctoring services to the general public at UC San Diego Extension’s University City Center. For more information, email unex-proctor@ucsd.edu or call (858) 534-3400 and choose option 5.

Shuttle and bus services

Stuart Collection
Guide available at Information Desk and online

Vending Machines (Food & Drinks Only)
Price Center Arcade

Visitor Parking

 

Last updated: July 2018