On behalf of everyone at the UC San Diego Library, welcome to campus for the Fall Quarter!
To help you get started, below is a list of our top ten things to know about the Library:
- The UC San Diego Library has two library buildings on campus – the Geisel Library and Biomedical Library Buildings. Each are located on opposite ends of Library Walk.
- Library Hours are online.
- The Geisel Library building is open 24/5 during the quarter and 24/7 during Finals Week.
- Course Reserves are course-related materials that your instructors have made available in the Library or online. Use the Course Reserves system to look them up.
- Find books in the library, computing labs, printers, etc. quickly using this handy webpage.
- Easily find research materials for your course assignments using our Course & Subject Guides.
- Reserve Study Rooms in Geisel and the Biomedical Library Buildings online.
- Have questions? Save time and Ask a Librarian. You can text message us, chat online 24/7 with a UC librarian, stop by in-person, phone or email us. We have subject librarian experts in every subject area that can help you with your course-work and research assignments.
- Use our mobile website, and see the availability of computers in every computing lab on campus.
- Stay Connected to the Library on your favorite social media!
Give us your Best Shot on Instagram during Welcome Week!
Show us your Triton Pride in and around the Geisel Library or Biomedical Library Buildings, tag us @ucsdlibrary and use the hashtag #tritonpride. All entries will be entered to win one of five UC San Diego Library Back-to-School Goodie Bags. It’s that easy!
On Friday, September 12, 2014, the UC San Diego Library’s annual Dinner in the Library fundraiser will be held in the Geisel Library building. To allow for this event:
- At 2p.m.: The 1st floor (Lower Level) West Wing of Geisel will close to library users. This area includes the Media Services Desk and workstations, the Brody Collaborative Study Space, and the nearby Computer Commons.
- At 4p.m.: The entire Geisel Library building will close to library users. Library users are encouraged to plan their work around this Geisel Library schedule change. Geisel will reopen for regular hours on Saturday, September 13.
On September 12, the Biomedical Library Building will maintain its regular Friday hours. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this early closing may cause.
This summer we’re offering an assortment of workshops taught by UC San Diego librarians. These workshops focus on research databases and tools that will help you find and organize information more effectively and efficiently.
Workshops are free and open to UCSD students, staff, and faculty. The PubMed workshops are open to all. San Diego area health professionals may also attend the workshops space permitting.
View the full schedule of workshops, sign-up, and research smarter:
Join us for an evening of camaraderie and fine dining inside UC San Diego’s iconic Geisel Library at the highly anticipated, annual fundraising event, Dinner in the Library, on September 12, 5:30-9:30pm.
This year’s guest dinner speaker features, Noel Riley Fitch, the internationally recognized biographer and historian of 20th-century expatriate intellectuals in Paris. Fitch has authored several books, including the first authorized biography of Julia Child, Appetite for Life, which will be the focus of her talk during Dinner in the Library.
Cocktail attire is a must and guests will partake in libations, a silent auction, delectable food and stimulating conversation all while dining in a unique setting with UC San Diego’s Audrey Geisel University Librarian, Brian E. C. Schottlaender.
For more info and to register for the event:
Due to a software changeover, books at the California State University San Marcos Library are not available via Circuit. This will last for a week and requesting should resume by Tuesday July 22nd.
For more about San Diego Circuit, see the UCSD Library’s Services page on Requesting books.
Congratulations to the 2014 Undergraduate Library Research Prize Winners! Jessica Gross, Maarouf Saad, Jessica Knapp, Adam Simon (not shown)
Co-sponsored by the UC San Diego Library, the UCSD Alumni Association, and the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, the annual prize includes cash awards of $1000 and $500 for first and second place. Awards are given in two categories, Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities, and Physical and Life Sciences, to undergraduate students who demonstrate exceptional research skills and use of The Library’s resources in research undertaken at UCSD. We applaud this year’s winners for their intellectual prowess, and stellar critical thinking and research skills.
In the Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities category, first prize went to Jessica Knapp for her project, “The Effects of Mental Illness on the Javanese Family.” Second prize was awarded to Jessica Gross for her project, “Religious Women as Apothecaries and Practitioners in Early Modern France.”
First prize in the Life and Physical Sciences category went to Maarouf Saad for his project, “Alcohol-Dysregulated MicroRNAs in the Pathogenesis of Oropharyngeal Cancer.” And, second prize was awarded to Adam Simon for his project, “Synthesis of a Novel 2-Deoxystreptamine Mimetic: Building Blocks for Aminoglycoside Analogs.”
To be considered for the Undergraduate Libraries Research Prize, students must be nominated by faculty members and must participate in either the annual UC San Diego Undergraduate Research Conference held in the spring, or in other university programs that foster and recognize student research and scholarship. The Undergraduate Research Conference is one of three major undergraduate scholarly meetings that the Academic Enrichment Programs coordinate each year that afford students from all academic disciplines the opportunity to present findings of research conducted under the guidance of UC San Diego faculty members.
What would you like your ideal library to be, do, or offer? Here’s your chance to let us know!
Visit the Geisel East Learning Commons service desk (2nd Floor) before Wednesday, June 11 (during staffed desk hours), and have your photo taken with your comments.
We’ll post everyone’s ideas in the Commons and online, and you’ll walk away with a FREE bluebook and new pen just in time for finals. We want to hear your thoughts, and see your smile!
Do you have ideas on how to improve the UC San Diego Library? Let your voice be heard. We’re accepting applications for the Library Student Advisory Council for 2014-2015 through May 30th.
The Library Student Advisory Council (LSAC) is a forum for ongoing dialogue between students and Library staff with the goal of providing the diverse UC San Diego student community with the best possible library services, spaces, and collections to meet their academic needs. We want to hear from you!
For more information and to apply, visit: http://libraries.ucsd.edu/about/lsac.html