That new car(pet) smell!

The new carpet is in on the first floor at the Biomedical Library and it looks so much better.  The furniture and reference collection are being moved back into place this morning and we are getting back to normal.  As of 9:00 am, the public-use computers have not yet been set up, but they’ll be back up soon


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Carpet Project – Library Closed August 11-12

The Biomedical Library will be closed on the weekend of August 11-12, as the carpet in the lobby and public computer areas is being replaced.  This carpet has not worn as well as expected and the excessive stains simply will not come out despite repeated intensive cleaning.

On August 9-10 there will be significant disruption on the 1st floor as we move all the furniture and public computers out of that area – we do have some public computers on the 2nd floor and UCSD users can use the computers in the Information Commons area.

We regret the inconvenience.  The Geisel Library will be open as usual, and the Graduate Study will also be open for authorized users.

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Carpet cleaning time, library closed July 3-5

It’s time for our annual carpet cleaning.  The Biomedical Library and the 24-hour Graduate Study will close at 5pm on Friday July 2nd and will be closed July 3-5th inclusive, reopening on Tuesday, July 6th.

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President’s Day holiday on Monday, February 15

The UCSD Libraries will be closed on Monday, February 15 for the President’s Day holiday.  The 24 Hour Graduate Study space will be available. There will be no Annex deliveries.  FYI, the libraries are planning to close for all UCSD holidays this year.

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Clock trouble…

Please note that a few of our “smart” clocks that are supposed to synchronize with a time server for constant accuracy have prematurely moved back to Standard Time and are showing time one hour earlier than they should.   Standard Time resumes for real on November 1.   So if you get really engrossed in studying, don’t be caught late with a reserve item or late for class!

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Library Hours are Changing

Due to budget cuts, the Biomedical Library, along with the other UC San Diego Libraries will be shortening hours effective September 20th.

The Biomedical Library’s hours will change Fridays and Sundays. The new hours will be:

Fridays: 8 AM – 6 PM
Sundays: Noon – Midnight

The Library’s full hours schedule is available here.

More information on this, and other budget cut impacts at the Libraries is available here.

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Closure for Carpet Cleaning and Holidays

The Biomedical Library & Graduate Study area will close at 5pm on Thursday, July 2nd and reopen at 10am on Sunday July 5th.  We will be having the carpets cleaned over the long weekend and they take time to dry thoroughly.

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Medical Center Library reduced hours

The Medical Center Library is embarking on phase 2 of its renovation/remodeling project.  A new fire alarm system will be installed in the library  beginning June 15th-29th.  As the library will not be conducive to study during this installation, the MCL will be open to the public during the following business hours:

Effective June 15 to June 29 2009

 Mon – Thurs: 1pm – 8pm;
Fri:  1pm – 6pm;
Sat: 1pm – 5pm;

We apologize for any inconvenience to our users.  For immediate help during the closed hours please contact the librarians via telephone or email.

Group Study Soundproofing

This week the “sunny” 2nd floor group study rooms 223-230 are getting their upper interior window panels double-glazed for better sound insulation.  Because of the work and fumes from the sealants, we will have between 2 – 4 of those rooms out of commission each day this week.   We know the rooms are popular right now but we are doing this work in response to your feedback about noise, and we wanted to get the work order in while we still have the funds! Our primary concern is to provide a safe and healthy environment so if there are lingering fumes, you may see some rooms still closed off after the work crews have gone for the day.

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BML Media Room – up and running!

The BML Media Room came online last fall and is up and running in our Information Commons area and is waiting for your business!  We’ve got a nice flatbed scanner with attachments for slides and transparencies, the Adobe CS3 suite, Dreamweaver, video and audio editing and a webcam.  We’re not trying to take the place of the higher-end equipment at the Media Center or the professional services offered by VMG, but it’s available for all UCSD students, faculty and staff at no cost on a do-it-yourself basis.  Come by and check it out!

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