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Graduate Study Lounge

COVID-19 Alert

With the exception of the Graduate Study Lounge, the full Biomedical Library Building (BLB) will reopen September 7, 2021. All Geisel Library spaces will reopen as of September 13, 2021. 

The opening of the Graduate Study Lounge has not yet been determined.  Any access cards used for the space prior to the pandemic will no longer work.  A new process for requesting access to the Graduate Study Lounge is being determined yet.

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


  • Eligible Users: Currently-enrolled UC San Diego graduate or professional school students.
  • 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.
  • Access: A new process for requesting access is still being developed.  Do not let unauthorized individuals into the space and do not prop open the doors.
  • 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: Contact Campus Police at (858) 534-4357 for security problems or 911 for emergencies. Use your own access card to enter the breezeway and Study Lounge. Don’t provide access to unauthorized individuals and don't prop doors open or otherwise prevent the normal operation of the doors. Videocameras provide a record of activity in the space.
  • Contacts: Visit the BLB Front Desk for any immediate, non-security-related issues. Send non-immediate comments or inquiries about the space or its equipment to
Failure to adhere to these policies may result in temporary or permanent loss of access to the Graduate Study Lounge.

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