Off-campus access to licensed library resources is limited to UC San Diego faculty, staff and students, and is operated by UC San Diego’s Educational Technology Services. Visit library.ucsd.edu/spaces/computing/remote-access/ detailing the available methods and simple procedures for setting it up.
- The preferred method is through the VPN AnyConnect (client) – used for your own personal computer. Go to the webpage above and download the VPN software for your operating system to gain full access to all of the library’s resources and databases, including journals and digital reserves.
- From a public computer, use the VPN EasyConnect (web-based) method by going to vpn.ucsd.edu. This method limits your access to selected resources and databases.
For both of these sites, you’ll be required to enter your email/Active Directory (AD) username and password.
In a hurry? Line just too long? Head over to a Self-Check machine and you’ll be on the go in no time. Best part? Almost never a line!
Geisel Library offers five self-check stations (opposite the Front Desk on both the east and west sides)
Never done it before? It’s easy:
- Move your ID card under the red light with the barcode facing up.
- Doing one book at a time, slide the book’s barcode under the red light.
- Listen for the “clunk” sound.
- Press “Done” after your last book.
- Print [or don’t print] a receipt.
It’s that simple! So give it try the next time you visit us. You can also find Self-Check machines at the Biomedical Library.
It’s the first week of the quarter and your professor told you there are items on reserve. What do you do next?
- Go to: reserves.ucsd.edu
- Enter your AD login – the same you use to access your campus email.
- Select your course. All items on reserve from your professor will be listed.
Electronic items such as e-books, articles, and streaming media will have easy access. Just click.
Physical items are available at library service desks. Have your Student ID and the Call number ready. If a book is not available, you can be put on the waiting list.
For a quick video tutorial and FAQs, visit: library.ucsd.edu/resources/course-reserves/for-students.html.
If you are a student, faculty or staff, you can log onto our network using your UCSD email and password. You can find out more information here:
If you are a guest, just pull up your browser and the UCSD guest login should appear. Acknowledge your acceptance and you’re in!