Welcome Tritons! Whether you are an incoming freshman, a transfer student, or a senior, here are some of the Top Ten Things you need to know about the UC San Diego Library’s spaces and services:
- The UC San Diego Library has two library buildings on campus – Geisel Library and Biomedical Library.
- Not sure where to start? Use this handy webpage to find books, computer labs, printers, etc.
- Current hours can always be found online.
- Get to know Geisel. Sign up for a Welcome Week Tour.
- Visit Audrey’s, Geisel’s new cafe located on the main floor in Geisel East.
- Explore Geisel’s Digital Media Lab – a high-tech space where you can edit videos, manipulate images, build media-rich websites, and more. An open house for students will be held on October 5 and 6 from 10am – 5pm.
- Borrow tech-items! Geisel’s Tech Lending Program allows you to checkout essential items like calculators, flash drives, and phone or laptop chargers. You’ll also find fun gadgets like Nikon still cameras, Sony Handycams, and GPS devices. View a full list of items here, or stop by the Geisel Media Desk on the 1st floor in Geisel West.
- Reserve study rooms with the touch of a button.
- Know what’s going on at the Library at all times, from events to early closures, by connecting with us on social media.
- Still have questions? Save time and Ask a Librarian. Text them, chat online 24/7, discuss questions in-person, over the phone or via email. Subject librarians are on-hand to help you with your course-work and research assignments.
Good luck as you kick-off this new school year. Go Tritons!
On Friday, September 9, 2016, Brian E. C. Schottlaender, the Audrey Geisel University Librarian, will host the Library’s annual Dinner in the Library fundraiser in the Geisel Library building.
To allow for preparation for this event, the 1st Floor (lower level) of Geisel West, including the Media Services Desk and the Brody Collaborative Study Space, will close to library users at noon and the entire Geisel Library building will close at 4:00 pm. All users must be out of the Geisel Library building by the 4:00 pm closing time.
We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this early closing may cause.
Library users are encouraged to plan their work around this unusual Geisel Library schedule change. The Biomedical Library Building will remain open for its regular Friday hours.
Geisel will reopen for regular hours on Saturday, September 10.
During July 2016, scheduled Library tours will be given at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. These dates and the tour guidelines are posted on the UC San Diego Library Tour web page.
Tour dates for UC San Diego Summer Session 2 and the subsequent intersession, August 1 to September 17, are still under consideration.
Tours for current and incoming UC San Diego students, their families, as well as other UC San Diego affiliates may request a tour by completing the form on the tour web page. This form may also be used by UC San Diego departments or programs requesting tours for summer residential students or visiting groups.
Walk-in tours are scheduled for each Thursday at 1:00 p.m. during the month of July, 2016. Just look for the tour guide in front of Geisel Classroom 2 which is just to the left of the Information Desk on the main floor.
Visitors of the UC San Diego Library are requested to respect the needs of the campus community by minimizing interference, not blocking traffic, and keeping visits short. Tour groups are restricted to the 1st and 2nd floors of the building. Floors 4–8 are designated for quiet study.
The display on the bulletin board in the Geisel Tunnel Computer Lab highlights summer travel.
Stop by and use the colorful stickers to categorize your travel plans.
The Library is conducting a trial of this Lightning Power Station. The six foot tall tower has two shelves to hold devices and offers 24 power outlets, 16 USB ports, and a variety of charging cables. It has been installed in Geisel 1 West, near the Group Viewing Rooms. User comments will be collected about the tower to guide future purchase decisions.
Come to the De-Stress Fest on May 12 from 2 pm-5pm in the Geisel East Commons. This is the second spring quarter event in our Take-A-Break Series for UCSD students. We will have a free photo booth for the students to use, free snacks, and a free de-stressing craft activity. Participants will have the opportunity to learn how sleep impacts academic performance from the Student Health Advocates.
Research help will be available (searching for that forgotten citation can be a source of stress) as well as information on how the career center can help with career readiness, job search strategies or resume reviews. Remember: Study*Relax*Sleep*Repeat
The Zone’s Relaxation & Rescue Squad will again provide chair massages in Geisel Library each Monday evening in Winter term, except on February 1. The massages will be offered in the Academic Partnership Cubicle in the East Commons, in addition to alternating between the West Commons, the Media Desk area, and the Brody Space, as noted below.
May 9: Media Desk area (1st Fl. West) & East Commons (2nd Fl.)
May 16: West & East Commons (both on 2nd Fl.)
May 23: Brody Space (1st Fl. Southwest) & East Commons (2nd Fl.)
June 6: Media Desk area (1st Fl. West) & East Commons (2nd Fl.)
Visit the bulletin board in the Geisel Tunnel Computer Lab, 1st floor 1. Use a colored dot(s) and mark your spring break happenings or travel. How many of the categories are applicable to you? Did you do vacation travel, stay home, and/or etc.?
From the poem All that is gold does not glitter, written by J. R. R. Tolkien for The Lord of the Rings.
Join us in the Seuss Room at out Block Party to de-stress, a have a cup of coffee provided by Housing and Dining and enjoy tasty “Block Party” themed snacks, courtesy of the Library. Enter the raffle to win exciting prizes such as a multi-device chargers, Triton Gift Cards and your own set of building blocks. De-stress further by using our sustainable Keva Building Planks and letting your imagination flow or follow the examples we’ll have on hand to receive a prize. You may also collaborate with your friends and build a group project. The Library’s Environmental Sustainability Group will be on site with earth wise tips and information on hydration stations in the library.