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The Graduate Study Lounge will reopen on Tuesday, October 26. Request can be submitted as of October 20

General Information

The Biomedical Library Building (BLB) houses a 24-hour Graduate Study Lounge for UC San Diego graduate and professional students in all disciplines. The large room of the space is intended for individual study by grad students in all disciplines, while the smaller room can be used by small to moderately-sized groups for collaborative work.  It offers tables and comfortable seating, a restroom, and computers.  A printer is located in the breezeway outside the room.

Access

  • A new process for requesting Study Lounge access is in place for Fall 2021 and beyond.  Access cards used for the space prior to the pandemic will no longer work. 
  • Complete this form to request access and email it to lib-blb-grad-lounge@AD.UCSD.EDU, along with 1) a scan or photo copy of the front and back of your UCSD ID card (JPEG or PNG format only) and 2) a screen shot showing your current status in the Graduate Division from TritonLink as proof of enrollment and eligibility. 
    • Allow up to 5 business days to receive authorization. 
    • Approved access will be enabled via your UCSD ID card. 
  • Use your activated ID card on the outside readers to open the automatic glass doors into the building’s breezeway, then again on the reader at the north door of the Graduate Study Lounge.
  • Access expires 18 months from date of issue or after 120 days of non-use.  Email lib-blb-grad-lounge@AD.UCSD.EDU to request reactivation.

Policies

  • Eligible Users: Currently-enrolled UC San Diego graduate or professional school students whose access has been authorized by Library Security.
  • All users must have in their possession a valid UC San Diego Graduate or Professional School ID card that clearly indicates current graduate or professional school student status while using the space. On request, users must present a valid UC San Diego ID card to library staff, campus police, or other campus security officers to verify eligibility.
  • Hours: 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, excluding library and campus-wide closures.
  • Computing: 4 ETS computers requiring AD login. A printer is located in the breezeway outside the room.
  • Room Use: For quiet, individual, or small group use only. No scheduled meetings, events, or other functions may be held. Silence cell phones and take/make calls in the breezeway or outside.
  • Food & Drink: The Library’s food & drink policy applies. In compliance with California State Law, UC San Diego policy prohibits alcohol consumption in the space.
  • Sleeping: UC San Diego policy (PPM 516-10.3) prohibits using the space for sleeping or living quarters, camping equipment (tents, sleeping bags), and furniture arrangements designed for sleeping.
  • Security & Access: Call 911 for emergencies. Call Library Security at #858-282-3602 for other concerns. If there is no answer, call the UC Campus Police at #858-534-4357. Use your own access card to enter the breezeway and Study Lounge. Don’t provide access to any other individuals and don't prop doors open or otherwise prevent the normal operation of the doors. CCTV system in operation.
Failure to adhere to these policies may result in temporary or permanent loss of access to the Graduate Study Lounge.

Comments or Questions?

  • Send non-immediate comments, questions, or suggestions about the space or its equipment to LearningSpaces@ucsd.edu.
  • Visit the BLB Front Desk for immediate, non-security-related issues.
  • Send inquiries or issues related to security or access to the space to lib-blb-grad-lounge@AD.UCSD.EDU.

 

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