Presentation Practice Room Out of Order – UPDATE: fixed!

The Presentation Practice room at the Biomedical Library is currently out of service as we work on an equipment problem. We hope to have it back in service soon.

UPDATE: the work is done and the room is back in operation.

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Recyle Your Used Pens

Recycle your used pens by dropping them in bins at the Biomedical Library, Geisel library, and elsewhere on campus.

In partnership with TerraCycle and OfficeMax, a campus-wide program has been initiated to collect our defunct writing instruments across campus.  The writing instruments will be sent to TerraCycle and be upcycled and made into fun and innovative products.

TerraCycle will donate two cents for every writing instrument received to support the Sustainability Resource Center on campus.  All pens, mechanical pencils, correction tape dispensers and markers are acceptable including Sharpies, highlighters, and dry erase markers.

The next time you are in the libraries, drop off your old writing instruments for this worthy cause.  For more information, see

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President’s Day Holiday on Monday 2/20

The UCSD Libraries will be closed on Monday, February 20th for the President’s Day holiday.  We will have normal hours for the weekend days.


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Intersession and Holiday Hours

December 12-18:  BML is open regular hours

  • Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – midnight
  • Friday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Sunday: noon – midnight

December 19-23: Intersession, BML will have shortened hours

  • Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Friday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

December 24 – January 2: Holiday closure, all libraries will be closed.

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Wireless Printing Available

Wireless printing is now available! You can print to Library printers from your wireless laptop or compatible smartphone or tablet. Details and instructions are located at

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Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

The following are the Biomedical Library’s hours over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 23: closing early at 6:00 pm
  • Thursday, Nov. 24-Saturday, Nov.26: CLOSED.
  • Sunday, Nov. 25: 12:00 noon – 12:00 midnight (regular hours)

You can find out all the libraries’ hours here.

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24 Hour Study Space at Geisel

Did you enjoy pulling all-nighters at CLICS?  Don’t despair!  Geisel Library will keep the 1st and 2nd floors of the “West Wing” open 24 hours for study from Wednesday November 30 through Friday December 9th.  This is the area to your left as you enter the building, including the main (2nd) floor and the lower (1st) level. Lots of computers, lots of tables.

During the “overnight” hours (from normal closing time through opening the next day) the following will apply:

  • The space will be available for study use.  No library services will be available, including print reserves.  If you need reserve items, please arrange to get them before the desk closes.
  • The tunnel computer lab, tower, and Science & Engineering Library spaces will not be accessible.
  • Only UCSD users may be in the library during these hours. Valid UCSD ID is required.

The 24 hour period will end on Friday December 9th; the library will close at 7pm that night.

All the UCSD Libraries Hours are available online.

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PLUS alternatives

PLUS Information Services has been discontinued. Former PLUS customers should consult this list of commercial document delivery services:

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Printing Downtime 9/16

Printing will be down in the Libraries on the morning of Friday, September 16 while Imprints installs a major software update. Geisel will be brought back up first, then Biomed. We will post status updates here and on signs in the libraries.

We apologize for the inconvenience. We believe this is the update that will finally let us enable wireless printing.

UPDATE: the process took a bit longer than planned but printing was restored Friday afternoon throughout the libraries.  Thanks everyone for your patience.

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PLUS Service to End Operations September 19

In response to an internal financial analysis and necessary cost cutting, the UCSD Libraries have decided to suspend PLUS Information Services indefinitely effective September 19, 2011.

We will be pulling together a list of document delivery and research services available to the public and corporate communities soon.

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