Borrowing & Circulation

Borrow, renew, recall, and place holds on library materials; learn about obtaining library cards, course reserves, policies, overdue fines, and more.

Interlibrary Loan

Obtain books, journal articles, government publications and other materials that are not owned by the UCSD Libraries.

Course Reserves

View your print and online course materials.

Data, Government and Geographic Information Services

Staff can assist you in using the specialized data collection, government information , GIS and maps.


Librarians are available at the Reference Desk to answer questions and assist in locating information and library materials.  Use Ask a Librarian to contact us directly or visit in person during open hours.

Reference questions requiring extensive time or special expertise may wish to consult with a subject specialist.

Information Desk

Staff are available to help you get started using the UCSD Libraries. Click here for hours or call (858) 534-0133.

Current Periodicals, Newspaper & Microforms (CPNM)

CPNM houses about 3000 journals and magazines, about 50 newspaper titles in print, and thousands of microform collections. Additional online resources are available for searching in all of these formats. Call 858-534-3957 for assistance.