Library Location Page FAQ

What is happening?

The Library is transitioning from a decentralized organization set up to manage numerous discipline-based branch libraries to one that is more centralized, streamlined, and operationally cohesive in serving the needs the campus community. 

Will there be changes in how I access the collections?

The closing of the branch libraries has no effect on what you can access.  There may be some changes, however, in where things are. 

The physical collections are being consolidated to make them easier to find.  To find a print book, journal or other material, be sure to find it in the Roger catalog first and follow the Location and Call Number to find your book.

If you would like to check out or view material that is in the Annex, you can fill out the Annex form or click the “Request” button on the item’s page in the catalog.  If you would like print items sent to SIO for pickup, please use the “Request” button on the item’s page in the catalog.

Interlibrary loan services will not change during the consolidation.

Electronic resources will not be affected by the consolidation, though where you find links to resources may possibly change as our website changes. 

  • To find any book, journal or other material the UCSD Library owns, you can always check the Roger catalog.  This will not change.
  • To find any database the UCSD Library subscribes to, you can use the Databases A-Z list. 
  • To find resources in a specific subject, check our Research Guides by course or subject, or check the full list of research subjects.

For guidelines for on-site access to media, see On-site Listening and Viewing Facilities.

For guidelines on copyright, see Copyright Information.

Will I still be able to consult with a librarian in my subject area?

Absolutely.  Find your subject librarian on the Subject Librarians page.

Will there be changes in how I request classes or training sessions?

No, you can still request instruction on the Request Library Instruction or Consultation page. If you need to request a consultation, we encourage you to contact a subject librarian.

Are course reserves affected?

Some of the course reserves service points have different names, but the service remains the same.  Biomedical reserves are still in the building formerly known as the Biomedical Library, video and audio reserves will still be at the Media Desk, formerly the Arts Library Desk.

Are study spaces affected?

While you may notice name changes for some areas across the Library, we will continue to offer a wide variety of study spaces to accommodate user needs, including collaborative space, individual space, group study rooms, and an overnight study area.  View a listing of library study spaces on the Places to Study page.