Paging Service & Self-Service Hold Shelves Now Available

Posted On: May 16, 2017

Need a book from the Library but don’t have time to traverse the stacks? The UC San Diego Library has made it easier than ever for students, faculty, and the rest of the campus community to access print collections with the newly reinstated paging service and Self-Service Hold Shelves.

You can now browse materials online and request available items via Roger, the Library catalog. After submitting your request, Library staff will retrieve your materials and make them available for pick-up on the newly installed Self-Service Hold Shelves near the Front Desks in both the Geisel and Biomedical Library Buildings, saving you the time and effort of traversing across areas of the Library searching for needed materials. For those of you who enjoy browsing books in the stacks, you may certainly continue to do so.

Once you collect your requested items from the Self-Service Hold Shelves, you may then check out the materials via one of the adjacent self-checkout machines. However, if you have questions or wish to speak to library staff, you can take your items to the nearby Front Desk for check out.

Our goal is that these new services will streamline the library experience for users, resulting in the quick, no-hassle retrieval of materials. Library staff are always on hand to answer questions and assist with the process. Stay tuned for a survey link in which you can provide us with feedback and suggestions to improve the new services.

Immediate questions about the paging service can be directed to staff by calling (858) 534-0134 or contacting LibraryBorrowing@ucsd.edu.

VPN? Need help with Off-Campus Access?

Posted On: January 12, 2017

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.VPN Conn

  • 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.

Avoid the Check-Out Lines

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Posted On: December 21, 2016

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:

  1. Move your ID card under the red light with the barcode facing up.
  2. Doing one book at a time, slide the book’s barcode under the red light.
  3. Listen for the “clunk” sound.
  4. Press “Done” after your last book.
  5. 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.

Accessing Reserves

Posted On: December 14, 2016

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It’s the first week of the quarter and your professor told you there are items on reserve. What do you do next?

  1. Go to: reserves.ucsd.edu
  2. Enter your AD login – the same you use to access your campus email.
  3. 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.

Why yes! We have Wi-Fi

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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:

http://libraries.ucsd.edu/spaces/computing/wireless.html

If you are a guest, just pull up your browser and the UCSD guest login should appear. Acknowledge your acceptance and you’re in!

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