Named in honor of Audrey and Theodor Seuss Geisel, the Geisel Library building is a UC San Diego landmark. Tours showcase the artwork and architecture of the Geisel Library and offer an introduction to the history of the UC San Diego Library and the services the Library provides. Tours are approximately 30 minutes.
Walk-in tours are offered throughout the year. No registration is necessary, but these tours are first come, first served and are limited to 15 participants. Meet your tour guide at the Information Desk (near the entrance of Geisel Library).
Walk-in tours begin at 1:00 pm on the following Thursdays during the 2013–2014 academic year:
If you are unable to take a walk-in tour, you can download a Self-Guided Tour brochure to make your visit to the Geisel Library more enjoyable. Printed brochures are also available at the Information Desk. Because floors 4–8 have been designated as quiet study areas, visitors are asked to remain on the 1st and 2nd floors of the building.
Groups must place a request for a tour at least a week in advance. More than one week's notice may be necessary to accommodate larger groups. Please plan your requests accordingly. Submit a Tour Request.
Geisel Library is not open for tours of any kind (including self-guided tours) during the first week of fall quarter and the last 2 weeks of each quarter during the academic year. (See the UCSD Academic Calendar for specific dates.)
Walk-in and self-guided tours are intended to be general. Tours conducted by subject librarians are available for UC San Diego classes and departments. To arrange a tour for a specific class or department, UC San Diego faculty or staff members may contact the appropriate librarian directly.
Those wishing to tour the Biomedical Library Building (BLB), please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visitors to the UC San Diego Library are requested to respect the needs of the campus community by minimizing interference, not blocking traffic, and keeping visits short.