6th Annual Summer Reading Contest

Summer Reading Contest

Put down your text books. . . And pick up a novel! Read what you love and earn prizes along the way.

Join us, May 1st, as we kick-off the 6th Annual Summer Reading Contest and celebrate reading! This summer, read a good book, write a review, and win prizes- you can’t lose! You could even become a Reader of the Week. Register as an individual, or get a team together, and discover the more than 3 million volumes in our UCSD Library collections. Even if you don’t enter the contest, browse the contest website for the latest reviews on books in the UCSD Libraries, and discover a good book to read this summer.

Details about the contest, including the rules and how to register are located at http://sshl.ucsd.edu/summer

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Google (Book Search) Digitization Project Underway

Starting on Oct. 1, 2008, East Asia Collection materials will be shipped offsite in biweekly batches for scanning by Google. Packing, shipping, scanning, and reshelving operations will make portions of our collections unavailable for up to five weeks, and some furniture has been repositioned temporarily to aid the flow of numerous transport carts in and out of our book stacks.

The project is expected to last until May 2009. If you are looking for a title of the collection that is not on the shelf and the Roger status of the title is “OUT4SCANNING”, please contact our Interlibrary Loan staff, who will help to borrow the title from other libraries.

After completing the project, all digitized materials of the East Asia Collection will be full-text searchable and viewable based on the copyright status in Google Book Search

There will be some noise during this process. Additional quiet study spaces are located on floors 5-8. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

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Geisel Library tours, especially for MMW students!

Join us for a unique tour of Geisel Library.


Geisel Library Tours

Week 1

Led by UCSD student tour guides, you’ll learn about essential library info, tools, and research help. A special emphasis is on MMW resources and transfer student needs!

Tuesday, 9/30

1-1:45, or 3-3:45, or 4-4:45
Wednesday, 10/1 1-1:45, or 3-3:45
Thursday, 10/2 11-11:45, or 1-1:45, or 2-2:45, or 3-3:45





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Mysteries of the Geisel Library Uncovered!

Take a tour of the Geisel Library and uncover some of the best places to study, relax, and get work done. You’ll also get tips on how to use the library and the library’s website to optimize your research & study experience. After the tour, take a break, enjoy some refreshments, mingle, and enter to win an ipod!
Location: Geisel Library, Main Entrance

  • Monday, September 22, 11-12:00 or 1-2:00 or 2-3:00 or 3-4:00pm
    Tuesday, September 23, 11-12:00 or 1-2:00 or 2-3:00 or 3-4:00pm
    Wednesday, September 24, 11-12:00 or 1-2:00 or 2-3:00 or 3-4:00pm
    Thursday, September 25, 11-12:00 or 1-2:00 or 2-3:00 or 3-4:00pm
    Friday, September 26, 11-12:00pm
  • ILL Requesting Via Melvyl with Proxy: USE FORMS OR EMAIL

    If you are requesting items using Melvyl/Citation Linker from home via the UCSD proxy server, we are currently experiencing a problem receiving these requests. As an alternative, please use the ILL request forms found on the ILL FAQ web page under How do I submit an interlibrary loan request?

    Or you may send your request(s) via email to the SSH ILL unit at sshill@ucsd.edu; please include your name, dept/major, ID barcode, and the citation for the item(s) you need.

    We apologize for the inconvenience and expect this to be resolved by the New Year.

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    UCSD Libraries Winter Holiday Closure

    All UCSD Libraries, except the Medical Center Library, will be closed from December 24, through January 1, 2008 as part of the campus-wide Winter Holiday Closure.

    The Medical Center Library will be open December 27th and 28th. All libraries will reopen January 2.

    Please see the following list for more information concerning library services.

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    Chimes atop Geisel Library ring special premiere

    TEST OF INSERT LINKThe chimes atop UCSD’s Geisel Library will ring out a special premiere on Friday, June 1st at noon. The musical offering was specially written by UCSD undergraduate composer Tom Ferguson to commemorate the birthday of the late Joe Rubinger. Rubinger donated the rooftop chimes to UCSD
    in 1989.

    Mr. Rubinger was known to many as the founder of the Institute for Continued Learning (a learning program at UCSD for local retirees). In the early stages of founding ICL, Mr. Rubinger noticed that the campus didn’t have a carillon (chiming clock bells) and he donated the chiming instrument, naming it the Irene Rubinger/Institute for Continued Learning Memorial Carillon.

    Throughout the year Scott Paulson, the University Carillonneur, takes
    song requests on the chimes and he also oversees a commissioning program
    for the carillon. Yes, there really are chimes on the roof of the
    library (it’s not a recording.) Paulson plays song requests live on the
    roof of Geisel.

    Song requests are made by emailing or calling Scott at 858-822-5758.

    Learn more about the carillon.
    Listen to an example of the UCSD carillon in action.

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