Library News and Events

  • photograph of roving student
    October 20, 2017

    Roving students walk throughout McHenry Library to answer questions wherever you are!

    Since 2011, the UCSC Library has provided peer-to-peer and point-of-need help to library users. Our crew of five intrepid and friendly library ambassadors wearing bright yellow vests can help with building navigation, finding materials in the stacks, and using the Library’s website. The Roving students walk throughout McHenry Library to answer questions wherever you are. They can even get you started with a research project by helping you find the best library database or online resource, and also how to get started with keyword searching.

    As a part of the Library’s Undergraduate Experience Team (UET), you may see our Roving students tabling in front of McHenry Library or at Quarry Plaza, giving library tours, or at campus events like the annual Summer Orientation for new students, and at the OPERS Fall Festival.

    Please ask them for help if you see them walking by! You can also ask at the Library Services Desk if there is a Roving student on duty who can help you. They carry walkie-talkies to be able to come to the desk when needed. Our Roving students are eager to make everyone’s library experience successful and enjoyable!

  • October 17, 2017

     

    October 26, 2017 12-1pm
    McHenry Library Room 2353

    Learn about free tools offered by the University of California to archive and publish your research data for publication. See a demo of how easy it is to:

     

    • Move data from Google Drive or Dropbox and publish via Dash

    • Quickly create a data management plan using the DMPTool

    • Request a DOI to link your research data to your journal article or funder website

    • Link your data to your publication in eScholarship

     

    All are welcome!

    Explore our Research Data Management services. 

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    October 17, 2017

    Looking for ideas for your paper? Need background information? Searching for a quick explanation of a theory?

    Take a look at the Gale Virtual Reference Library, a virtual library of thousands of full-text encyclopedias and specialized reference sources in the arts, humanities, social sciences, sciences, technology, and more. With over a million authoritative articles written by subject experts, this online resource is a scholarly alternative to Wikipedia.

    Available 24/7, optimized for searching and browsing, and loaded with tools that allow you to save, cite, and email your search results, use it for getting started and finding information on just about any subject. (Need help logging in from off-campus?)

    Brought to you by the Library's Undergraduate Experience Team.

  • DSC Sorry we will be closed
    October 16, 2017

    *CONSTRUCTION IN THE DSC*
    We are making exciting upgrades to the David Kirk Digital Scholarship Commons. Please pardon the inconvenience while we are under construction.

    The DSC will be ENTIRELY CLOSED Monday, October 16 all day and Tuesday, October 17 from 10 am -  3 pm.
    The DSC will re-open on Tuesday, October 17 at 3 PM and resume regular DSC hours.

    *Construction will be ongoing. Please note that the space will be noisy.*

    Media Reserves will NOT be available during the closure. Please email mediares@ucsc.edu with any questions.

  • Image of computer and bottle
    October 9, 2017

    Share your digital research with the DH community! 

    Thursday, October 19 (3:30 - 5:30 PM) at the Cowell Provost House.

    Food and drinks courtesy of the Institute for Humanities Research.

    Join the DH Research Cluster to learn more about DH research on campus at an informal happy hour. We invite researchers across campus to share their work with a short, lightening style presentation. The introductions will be open-mic style, do you do not have to prepare in advance. This is an opportunity to meet new colleagues, share your work, and recognize mutual research interests. 

    All students, faculty, staff welcome. You do not have to present to attend.

  • Decorative image
    October 5, 2017

    Apply to join the Library Student Advisory Council!

    The Library Student Advisory Council (LSAC) serves the campus by:

    • Advising on the design and implementation of University Library policies and services affecting students
    • Offering student perspectives on library issues
    • Gathering input from other UCSC undergraduate and graduate students
    • Representing the University Library at campus events and meetings
    • Advocating for the University Library to campus constituencies

    The Council meets twice quarterly—free pizza included!

    Applications accepted through Friday, October 20—see the LSAC homepage for full details

     

  • Photograph
    September 28, 2017

    Get started using the University Library by activating your library account.  You can do this in person at the Service Desk of either the McHenry or Science & Engineering library, by phone (call (831) 459-5185) or online.

    Your student ID is your library card and once your account is activated you can:

    • Check out books and other library materials
    • Use the Interlibrary Loan service to borrow materials from other libraries
    • Request that the library purchase material you need for your research.

    Brought to you by the Undergraduate Experience Team.

     

  • OPEN sign
    September 28, 2017

    Welcome back! Both McHenry Library and Science & Engineering Library are open regular quarter hours beginning Thursday, September 28, 2017.

    See the Library Hours page for our full schedule.

  • aerial interior view of McHenry Library
    September 22, 2017

    Join members of the Library’s Undergraduate Experience Team (UET) and take a short walking tour of the University Library. Tour points of interest include the Global Village Café run by Cafe Brasil, the Information Commons, group study rooms, the Digital Scholarship Commons, Special Collections, and much more! We are also offering daily tours of the Science & Engineering Library.

    You will also learn about important library services such as Course Reserves for your classes, borrowing Chromebooks, expert research help, and the Interlibrary Loan service that can bring the world's library resources to you! New students: While you're here, take a minute to activate your library card (it's the same as your UCSC student ID)! Tours run approximately 15–20 minutes. Join us and get to know your University Library.

     

    Tour Schedule (All tours will meet just inside each library’s entrance):

    Friday, September 22nd

    • McHenry Library: 11am
    • McHenry Library: 1pm
    • McHenry Library: 3pm
    • Science & Engineering Library: 1pm

     

    Monday, September 25th

    • McHenry Library: 11am
    • McHenry Library: 1pm
    • McHenry Library: 3pm
    • Science & Engineering Library: 1pm

     

    Tuesday, September 26th

    • McHenry Library: 11am
    • McHenry Library: 1pm
    • McHenry Library: 3pm
    • Science & Engineering Library: 1pm

     

    Wednesday, September 27th

    • McHenry Library: 11am
    • McHenry Library: 1pm
    • McHenry Library: 3pm
    • Science & Engineering Library: 1pm
       

    Thursday, September 28th

    • McHenry Library: 11am
    • McHenry Library: 1pm
    • McHenry Library: 3pm
    • Science & Engineering Library: 1pm

     

    Friday, September 29th

    • McHenry Library: 11am
    • McHenry Library: 1pm
    • McHenry Library: 3pm
    • Science & Engineering Library: 1pm

     

  • Student using a laptop
    September 18, 2017

    A library barcode is no longer needed to access library resources from off-campus. Use your CruzID Gold password when prompted!

    Login from off-campus using CruzID Gold

    • New students don't need to activate their barcodes
    • CruzID Gold is more secure, helping to ensure the University maintain access to licensed content
    • The Campus VPN continues as an alternate method to access library resources from off-campus
    • The option to login with a library barcode will be available through fall quarter, and eventually phased out

    Questions? email the Library project team: oca-group@ucsc.edu

  • Summer of Love image
    September 13, 2017

    The summer of 1967 still stands in the popular imagination as a turning point. The social changes that had been building over the previous decade finally exploded, leaving the country forever changed. Fifty years later, a look at public opinion during this turbulent period showcases the depth and breadth of the Roper Center archive.

    Explore public opinion in 1967 America with data and blog content from the Roper Center Archive.

  • clock
    September 6, 2017

    Summer Break Hours: September 2 - 27
    Monday - Friday: 8am-5pm
    Saturday & Sunday: Closed

    See the hours page for more our full schedule.

  • grantforward logo
    September 2, 2017

    GrantForward is a grant funding database that streamlines the process by which funding opportunities can be identified. GrantForward provides searchable information across all fields of research, including the sciences, engineering, arts, and humanities. GrantForward includes information about government and private funding organizations and also provides links to fellowship and scholarship opportunities. Users can set up personalized research profiles and have the system recommend funding opportunities based on interests and previous publications. Potential collaborators can also be identified. UCSC’s Office of Research is supporting campus-wide access to GrantForward.

    To Access GrantForward 

    • Click Sign Up in the upper right
    • Go to the "Institutional Account" tab
    • Input your UCSC email address and fill out the name and password fields
    • Click on the Create My Account

    For additional start-up tips, please consult the GrantForward Basics Guide

     

    If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Dr. Audrey Levine, Director of Research Development in UCSC's Office of Research 

  • CLIR
    July 25, 2017

    The University Library is a recipient of a pilot grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). The Recordings at Risk award is designed to support the preservation of rare and unique audio content of high scholarly value.

    Special Collections will use the grant to digitize 69 open-reel audiotapes of live music performances from the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music. Read more about the project at the UCSC Newscenter.

    The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is an independent, nonprofit organization that forges strategies to enhance research, teaching, and learning environments in collaboration with libraries, cultural institutions, and communities of higher learning. Learn more about CLIR.

  • photo compilation
    July 5, 2017

    The 2016-17 CART Fellowship Program exhibit:
    Celebrating Innovation and Public Engagement at UC Santa Cruz: Preserving the Records of Ray Dasmann, the UCSC Feminist Studies Department and Women of Color Research Cluster, and Shakespeare Santa Cruz
    is now on display on the McHenry Library 3rd floor, outside of Special Collections.

    This exhibit runs June 15 - October 6, 2017.

    Also view the digital exhibit.

  • Clock
    July 5, 2017

    Summer Session Hours: June 26 - July 28 and July 31 - Sept 1
    Monday - Thursday 8am-8pm
    Friday 8am-5pm
    Saturday - Sunday McHenry Library Only

    See the hours page for more details.

  • We will be closed
    July 3, 2017

    The Library will be closed Tuesday, July 4th.

    Please see the Library Hours page for our full schedule.

  • Global Village Cafe
    June 26, 2017

    Due to a construction project, the Global Village Cafe will be closed Monday, June 19 - Monday, June 26.

    The GVC will be open:

    • June 27 - June 30: 8am-3pm
    • July 1 - July 2: 12pm-5pm
    • July 3 - July 7: 8am-3pm

    Regular GVC hours will resume on July 8:

    • Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm
    • Friday 9am-3pm
    • Saturday-Sunday 12pm-4pm
  • Clock
    June 15, 2017

    Science & Engineering Library Hours June 19-25, 2017

    Closed for renovations

     

    McHenry Library Break Hours June 16 - 23, 2017

    Monday - Friday 8am-5pm

     

    Global Village Cafe  June 19-26, 2017

    Monday-Monday Closed for renovations

     

    McHenry Library Break Hours June 24 - 25, 2017

    Saturday and Sunday Closed

     

    Summer Session Hours, June 26 - July 28
    July 31 - Sept 1
    Monday - Thursday 8am-8pm
    Friday 8am-5pm
    Saturday - Sunday McHenry Library Only

    See the hours page for more details.

  • symposium logo
    June 15, 2017

    On May 31st, over 75 faculty, students, staff, and librarians joined in McHenry Library to learn about and discuss the changing nature of research, teaching, and scholarship. The morning panel session brought together library experts from throughout the UC system to address how libraries are evolving to meet the emerging needs of research universities.  In the afternoon, UCSC Library stakeholders discussed how the library directly supports their research and teaching.  Panel abstracts and video recordings from the symposium are available on the Library Symposium webpage and on the Library's YouTube Channel.

  • Grateful Dead stand on the corner of Haight & Ashbury, 1966. Herb Greene.
    June 1, 2017

    Love on Haight: The Grateful Dead and San Francisco in 1967

    June 6, 2017 - June 2018

    Located in Dead Central on the 2nd floor of McHenry Library

    Love on Haight: the Grateful Dead and San Francisco in 1967, will highlight materials from multiple collections housed in the Library’s Special Collections & Archives. The exhibit will feature posters, photography and ephemera from the Grateful Dead Archive and photographs from Ruth-Marion Baruch’s 1967 Haight-Ashbury series.

    Additionally, the exhibit will include a selection from the Library’s exceptionally rich holdings in alternative publications from this time period: a variety of newspapers and magazines, comic books, literary journals and broadsides as well as political tracts. There will also be an audiovisual component in Dead Central – films about the Summer of Love, snippets of performances and of course, music.  Selected items are available online in the digital exhibits site.

    Image: Grateful Dead stand on the corner of Haight & Ashbury, 1966. Herb Greene.

  • Photo of Science & Engineering Library
    June 1, 2017

    The Science & Engineering Library will be closed the week of intersession (June 19 - June 23), while carpeting is installed on the entry level floor.

    The McHenry Library will be open Monday 6/19 - Friday 6/23: 8am-5pm.

    • S&E circulation holds and ILL books will be available at the McHenry Circulation Desk. 
    • S&E Reserves will be unavailable during intersession.

    If you need books from the Science & Engineering collection, please use the S&E Library Book Paging Form.

  • Old map of santa cruz coastline
    May 25, 2017

     

    Charting the Library's Future

    May 31, 2017

    10am-2:30pm

    McHenry Library

  • Chicago APA MLA
    May 18, 2017

    Citation Matters Workshop

    Tuesday, May 23, 2017
    5:00pm - 6:00pm

    McHenry Library Room 2359

    Join tutors from the Westside (Oakes) Writing Center to learn how to avoid common mistakes and get practical tools for improving MLA, APA, and Chicago Manual of Style citation in your research papers.

    Get tips on avoiding plagiarism, and learn ways of keeping track of ideas and about campus and online resources.

    Free refreshments!

    Open To All Undergraduates

     

    View the event flyer

    Add event to your Calendar

  • Science and Engineering Library Photo
    May 17, 2017

    Attention STEM & Social Sciences students!
     

    Town Hall Meeting

    5:00-6:00pm
    Wednesday May 24, 2017

    FITC Room 1340, McHenry Library

    Join University Librarian Elizabeth Cowell, Library Assessment & Planning Head Greg Careaga, and campus Capital Planning & Space Management's David Lane as they discuss:

    • The current state and future plans for the S&E Library
    • Building better communications between students and the Library

    Light Refreshments

     

     

    View the event flyer

    Add to your calendar

  • Photo of people attending a poster session
    May 10, 2017

    Join us for the 13th Annual Graduate Research Symposium!

    When: Friday, May 12th at 1:00pm

    Where: McHenry Library, Information Commons South (Directions)

    For details, please visit the UCSC Events Calendar

  • SciFinder logo
    April 27, 2017

    Top tools for Chemistry are SciFinder Scholar and ChemDraw.

    SciFinder is the major database for chemical literature of all types, and ChemDraw is the major tool for drawing publication or e-notebook ready structures. ChemDraw and SciFinder also work together: Once you have a structure in ChemDraw, a click of a button can search SciFinder for literature.

    Use SciFinder online; use ChemDraw in our DSC lab, Ground Floor of McHenry Library.

  • April 27, 2017

    Get help setting up the VPN

    • Bring your computer or mobile device!  

    4/25, Tuesday, 10:00AM - 1:00p.m.
    4/27, Thursday, 2:00PM - 5:00p.m.
    McHenry Library, Circulation Help Desk

     

    VPN Advantages:

    • No Barcode required
    • One and Done! - Log in once with your CruzID Gold password
    • A secure (encrypted) connection to the UCSC network

     

    The VPN client (Cisco Anyconnect) can be installed on any computer or mobile device. Once installed, you will be able to easily and securely access online library resources from off campus. To set up the VPN, visit the following web page: http://its.ucsc.edu/vpn/installation.html

     If you need further assistance or have questions, please submit an IT Request ticket at http://itrequest.ucsc.edu, or contact the ITS Support Center by email help@ucsc.edu, telephone 459-HELP(4357), or in-person Kerr Hall Room 54.

  • U.S. Precipitation Change Map
    April 12, 2017

    Brown Bag
    Thursday, April 20, Noon-1pm
    2nd Floor Instruction & Outreach Alcove
    McHenry Library

    In recognition of Endangered Data Week, Dr. Lindsey Dillon will discuss her recent experience as a coordinator of a network of academics and non-profits monitoring potential threats to federal environmental and energy policy data at the onset of the Trump administration.

    Discussion will follow the presentation. Bring your lunch, questions, observations and experiences. Learn about data rescue efforts such as the Environmental Data & Governance Initiative (EDGI), the End of Term Web Archive, #DataRescue, DataRefuge, DataLumos, and Open Access Week.

    Dr. Dillon is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at UCSC where she is affiliated with the Environmental Studies Department and the Science & Justice Research Center. She is also chair of the Environmental Data & Governance Initiative (EDGI), “an international network of academics and non-profits addressing potential threats to federal environmental and energy policy, and to the scientific research infrastructure built to investigate, inform, and enforce."

    Endangered Data Week (April 17-21, 2017) is a new, nationwide effort to raise awareness of threats to publicly available data.

     

  • Word cloud
    April 7, 2017

    Wednesday, April 19, 8:30 am - 2 pm
    Digital Scholarship Commons, McHenry Library

    The Digital Scholarship Commons is thrilled to announce the first Undergraduate Digital Research Symposium on April 19, 2017.

    At UC Santa Cruz, undergraduate students are engaged in creative, critical research using digital tools and platforms. Initiatives like the Digital Jewish Studies program highlight how digital tools can enhance student learning through multi-modal project creation. This symposium will showcase innovative undergraduate research and celebrate the digital projects that students develop in class.

    Join us to explore public facing, media-rich, critically engaged, and creative student research. The event will include a digital poster session, two panels featuring undergraduate work, and a keynote address by Jaye Padgett, Interim Vice Provost for Student Success. Lunch will be provided for registered attendees.

    Details available:

    Register Now:

     

     

  • Image of Woman
    April 7, 2017

    UCSC now has access to SAGE Research Methods (SRM).  This comprehensive suite of tools helps users in Social Sciences or Health fields through every step of the research process, from developing a research question, conducting a literature review, planning a research project, selecting a methodology (survey, focus group, etc.) and selecting methods for analyzing data. 

    SRM also provides, case studies of research methods used in real research projects, downloadable practice datasets, and full-text ebooks detailing specific methodologies.  Also includes detailed information about research design, writing literature reviews, grant writing, as well as publishing and promoting an article. Note that access to video content is not included.

    Give Sage Research Methods a try!

  • Dead Central Display Case
    April 2, 2017

    Dead Central will be closed beginning May 1st, 2017 while a new exhibit is being installed. We look forward to showcasing the new exhibit at the beginning of June.

    Learn more about the Grateful Dead Archive and visit our current exhibit, Imagining the Dead, before it ends on April 30, 2017.

  • Image of document being signed
    April 2, 2017

    Attention Graduate Students!

    Are you getting ready to publish an article? Wondering what’s “normal” or negotiable in a publication contract? Curious about the possibility of publishing open access?  Know your rights before
    you sign a publishing agreement for your scholarship. 

    Join Katie Fortney, J.D, MLIS, Copyright Policy and Education Officer, from the California Digital Library (CDL) to learn more about your rights.

     

    Your (author) Rights from a Publishing Perspective: The Basics
    Friday April 7, 1pm - 2:30pm
    Graduate Students Commons
     

    *Please RSVP <https://goo.gl/forms/Rw3bwmzBWfZBhmvE3> *

     

    *NOTE: The location may be moved to McHenry Library if a larger space is
    needed. We will notify you by email (from your RSVP) if the location changes.*

    Hosted by: University Library and Graduate Student Commons

  • Sorry we will be closed
    March 28, 2017

    The Library will be closed Friday, March 31, 2017 for Cesar Chavez Day.

    Please see the Library Hours page for our full schedule.

  • wall clock
    March 24, 2017

    Intersession Hours Friday, March 24 - Sunday, April 2nd

    Friday, March 24: 8am - 5pm
    Saturday, March 25: Closed
    Sunday, March 26: Closed
    Monday, March 27: 8am - 5pm
    Tuesday, March 28: 8am - 5pm
    Wednesday, March 29: 8am - 5pm
    Thursday, March 30: 8am - 5pm
    Friday, March 31: Closed - Holiday
    Saturday, April 1: Closed
    Sunday, April 2: Closed

    Spring Quarter Hours begin Monday, April 3rd

    See the Library Hours page for our complete schedule

  • Open late
    March 13, 2017

    The library will have extended hours for finals March 16-23, 2017.

    Mar. 16   8am - 3am
    Mar. 17   8am - 12am
    Mar. 18   8am - 12am
    Mar. 19   8am - 3am
    Mar. 20   8am - 3am
    Mar. 21   8am - 3am
    Mar. 22   8am - 3am

    Mar. 23   8am - 3am

    Please see the library hours page for our complete schedule.

  • policy map example
    February 17, 2017

    PolicyMap is a powerful online data and mapping application with access to over 37,000 indicators related to income, spending, housing, environmental conditions, crime, health, jobs, census demographics and education. Data are available at all common geographies (address, block group, census tract, zip code, county, city, state, MSA) as well as unique geographies like school districts and political boundaries.

    Data come from both public and proprietary sources. Many of the public files are available for download. Through PolicyMap, you can access all data in interactive maps, tables, charts, reports and through a unique analytic tool. Data is downloadable for use in research, mapping and presentation tools.  You may set up an individual account to privately store your work and share it with other users.

    Connect to the MapsTutorial

    UCSC has access to PolicyMap for one year, ending January 2018. Your feedback and the library budget will help us determine if we should renew our subscription.  Please share your thoughts using our feedback form.

  • Photo: Ponds on the Ocean
    February 15, 2017

    Historically, a vast amount of government data and digital information is at risk of disappearing in the transition between presidential administrations. Between 2008 and 2012, over 80 percent of the PDFs hosted on .gov domains disappeared. 

    • The California Digital Library (CDL) joined with the University of North Texas, The Library of Congress, the Internet Archive, and the U.S. Government Publishing office to create the End of Term (EOT) Archive 
    • In light of recent events, tools and infrastructure initially developed for EOT and other projects have been taken up by efforts to backup "at risk" datasets, including those related to the environment, climate change, and social justice 
    • Volunteers are participating in "Data Rescue" events across the country where they nominate webpages for submission to harvest "uncrawlable" data to an open data archive 

    Get involved in efforts to preserve federal climate and other government data.

     

    Photo "Ponds on the Ocean" courtesy NASA Goddard Space Flight. 

  • APA Chicago MLA
    February 14, 2017

    Citation Matters Workshop

    Thursday, March 2, 2017
    7:00pm - 8:00pm

    McHenry Library Room 2359
     

    Join tutors from the Westside Writing Center to learn about how to avoid common mistakes and get practical tools for improving MLA, APA, and Chicago Manual of Style citation.

    Get tips on avoiding plagiarism. Discuss ways of keeping track of ideas. Learn about campus and online resources.

    Free refreshments!

    Sponsored by the UCSC Student Advisory Council

     

    Add to your calendar

  • Re-imagined view of the new science & engineering library
    January 26, 2017

    Check out the recent keynote by Herbie Lee, Interim Campus Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor in Tuesday Newsday about the phased rennovation of the Science & Engineering Library by Herbie Lee. 

     

  • photograph of Blue Yeti microphone
    January 26, 2017

    New in the Digital Scholarship Commons: USB Microphones for one step audio recording

    Students, faculty, and staff can now check out a Blue Yeti microphone for use in the library or at home.

    Podcasting, video narration, and audio recording are now one step easier. Check out a Blue Yeti USB microphone for assignments or other projects. Plug the microphone directly into your computer (or one of the DSC computers) and begin recording – no additional steps or pieces required.

    The Digital Scholarship Commons also has a designated Podcasting Studio. Reserve space to record an interview or work through your script without echoes.

  • photograph
    January 26, 2017

    This Focus Group is now full. Thank you for your interest!

    Graduate Students,

    Would you like to help us improve the library website AND get a $25 Amazon gift card?

    We're looking for a few UCSC graduate students to help us make the library website a better experience for all. If you are available on Thursday, February 9 from 1-2pm, please register for our focus group! In return for an hour of your time, we'll give you a $25 Amazon gift card. 

  • eduroam logo
    January 24, 2017

    Accessing online Library Resources on the Wireless? Use eduroam!

    Beginning in August, access the Library's online resources (ebooks, journals, databases) through the eduroam wireless network. The cruznet wireless will no longer support access to online library resources.

    Not on eduroam yet? Get set-up instructions

  • photograph
    January 20, 2017

    The Science & Engineering Library will only be open from 3pm - 7pm on Saturday, January 21, 2017.

    McHenry Library will be open from 11am - 7pm (regular Saturday hours).

    Please see the Hours Page for our full schedule.

  • OPEN
    January 9, 2017

    Welcome back! Both McHenry Library and Science & Engineering Library are open regular quarter hours beginning Monday, January 9, 2017.

    See the Library Hours page for our full schedule.

  • wall clock
    January 3, 2017

    Intersession Hours Tuesday, Jan. 3 - Sunday, Jan. 8

    Tuesday, Jan. 3:          8am - 5pm
    Wednesday, Jan. 4:     8am - 5pm
    Thursday, Jan. 5:        8am - 5pm
    Friday, Jan. 6:             8am - 5pm
    Saturday, Jan. 7:         Closed
    Sunday, Jan. 8:           Closed

    Winter Quarter Hours begin Monday, January 9

    See the Library Hours page for our complete schedule
     

     

  • Sorry we will be closed
    December 9, 2016

    The library will be closed for the Winter Campus Closure, December 23, 2016 through January 2, 2017.

    McHenry library will be open limited hours during the intersession period beginning Saturday, December 10 through Thursday, December 22, 2016.

    Monday - Friday            8am - 5pm
    Saturday and Sunday     Closed

    Note the Science & Engineering Library will be closed for construction December 10, 2016 - January 2, 2017

    Both McHenry Library and S&E Library will reopen to intersession hours on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

     

    See the full library hours schedule for more information.

  • Science and Engineering Library Entrance
    November 30, 2016

    The Science & Engineering Library will be closed December 10th, 2016 through January 2nd, 2017 as we begin construction on a new active learning classroom and a new information commons.

    From December 12th to December 22nd, S&E collections may be requested by using the S&E Library Book Paging Form, emailing circulation@ucsc.edu or calling the McHenry Library service desk at (831) 459-5185. The Cowell Room computer lab will be closed beginning December 9.  

    For more details, see the letter from University Librarian Elizabeth Cowell to UCSC faculty.  Key dates for the month of December are listed below.

    •    12/12-12/22: the S&E Library will be closed
    This will allow the contractor to front load some of the more noisy and disruptive work ahead of students' winter quarter return. The library will offer a paging service for S&E collections during the closure. To request a book from the S&E collection, please email circulation@ucsc.edu or call the McHenry Library service desk at (831) 459-5185

    •    12/9: the Cowell Room will be closed
    This will allow our Operations staff and ITS partners to breakdown and completely vacate the space. We are aware that Friday, 12/9 is the last day of finals; we delayed the closure as long as we could. We plan to aggressively advertise the service disruption and direct students to facilities and services at McHenry Library.

    •    12/9: the Gaming Lab will close
    The current lab space will become part of the new active learning classroom. A new, larger Gaming Lab will reopen across the hall in room 215 in time for the start of winter quarter instruction.

    •    12/9: main level furniture will be reconfigured
    Some public furniture on the main level of the library will be disassembled and stored. Other furniture will be relocated within the library. We need to do this to clear space for the low-profile raised flooring that will facilitate power and data in both the new classroom and a new information commons that will be created on the main level.

  • Open late
    November 29, 2016

    The library will have extended hours for finals December 1 - 9, 2016.

    Dec. 1     8am - 3am
    Dec. 2     8am - 12am
    Dec. 3     8am - 12am
    Dec. 4     8am - 3am
    Dec. 5     8am - 3am
    Dec. 6     8am - 3am
    Dec. 7     8am - 3am
    Dec. 8     8am - 3am
    Dec. 9     8am - 8pm 

    Limited intersession hours will run December 10 - 22, 2016. Please see the library hours page for our complete schedule. 

  • Mother and child photograph
    November 28, 2016

    New exhibit: Pictures and Progress: the Black Panther 1966-2010

    November 10-April 28, 2016

    Located on the 3rd and 4th floors of McHenry Library

    The Black Panther Party was officially formed in 1966, shortly after the creation of Marvel Comics Black Panther character. Fifty years later, two interconnected exhibits examine the role of women in the Party and the comic.

    Curators explore the role of women in the Party through photographs from the Pirkle Jones and Ruth-Marion Baruch collection, ephemera, and original posters by Emory Douglas. About 40 comics have been selected to explore the portrayal of the Black Panther character and African Americans in the second half of the twentieth century.

    These exhibits have been curated by crystal am nelson, Cathy Thomas, and Kiran Garcha, PhD students at UC Santa Cruz.

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