Summer Break Hours (6/13-23, 8/31-9/25)
Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm
Saturday and Sunday Closed
Summer Session Hours (6/24-7/26, 7/29-8/30)
Monday - Thursday: 8am-8pm
Saturday and Sunday: 12pm - 5pm (McHenry Only)
Take a virtual stroll through images of surfing in Santa Cruz in the early 1970's.
Browse these images from the UCSC University Library's treasury Digital Collections as well as items from the Library Catalog.
See some of the latest images added to the Lick Observatory Records Digital Archive: Astronomer Portait Photographs.
Extended hours for Spring 2013 Finals: June 5 - June 12, at both McHenry and Science & Engineering libraries.
Drop-in Stress Relief at the Library!
Did you know that interacting with a dog can lower stress?
Spend some time petting furry friends to de-stress during finals week.
Monday, June 10th, 6:00-8:00pm, McHenry Library
Tuesday, June 11th, 6:00-8:00pm, Science & Engineering Library
Sponsored by the University Library and Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)
The McHenry Library now has Chromebooks available for checkout!
Current UCSC students, faculty, and staff may borrow Chromebooks from the Circulation Desk at McHenry Library. Find more details here on borrowing laptops, iPads, loan periods, availability and more.
The InfoCommons South on main floor of McHenry Library will not be unavailable today. See more details on the Graduate Research Symposium.
Author Elizabeth Graver will be speaking on campus as part of the Living Writers Series on May 9.
New exhibit: "Songs of Our Own: The Art of the Grateful Dead Phenomenon" opens April 27.
Have an iPad? Help the Library evaluate BrowZine, a new research tool that is being considered for subscription!
The University Library and Bay Tree Bookstore have partnered to bring a learning supplies vending machine to McHenry Library.
The latest issue of the University Library Newsletter is out!
Spring Break Hours:
Fri. March 22: 8am-5pm
Sat-Sun. March 23-24: Closed
Mon-Thurs. March 25-28: 8am-5pm
Fri. March 29: Closed for César Chavez Holiday
Sat. March 30-31: Closed
The UCSC University Library Synergy Lecture Series is excited to welcome Distinguished Professor Dr. Barry Sinervo as our Synergy Lecturer for Spring 2013.
He will present a climate change extinction model that has been validated by known lizard extinctions, and explain how this model can be extended to other vertebrates.
We will have one consistent look for the library's Cruzcat Catalog beginning June 14.
Did you know that petting an animal can lower feelings of stress, lower blood pressure and improve your sense of well being? The UCSC Library is piloting a therapy dog drop-in program.
Take a break from studying and visit Layna the therapy dog.
6:00-8:00pm (just inside the library entrance)
Thursday, March 14, McHenry Library
Friday, March 15, S&E Library
Saturday, March 16, McHenry Library
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The library will be closed Monday, February 18, 2013 for Presidents' Day.
The California Digital Library and its partners were awarded a $590,000 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to fund further development of the popular Data Management Planning Tool (DMPTool) in 2013. The bulk of the grant will go to the UC Curation Center (UC3) at the CDL to fund improvements to the DMPTool including expanded functionality, training modules, documentation and the creation of an open-source community to sustain the DMPTool in the future. Project partners are the University of Virginia Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, and DataONE.
Datasets are the currency of scientific and intellectual advancement. Despite this reality, most researchers are not aware of how best to manage their data. The DMPTool, launched in October 2011, is a freely available web application that addresses this need by guiding users through the process of creating a data management plan for a range of funders.
The current version of the DMPTool provides an easy to use interface that:
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation funding will support a second version, DMPTool2, that will:
Currently on exhibit in Special Collections and Archives: Christine's Basket: An exhibit in honor of Christine Bunting's contributions to the Library.
A new pilot fund, sponsored by the California Digital Library and the UCSC University Librarian, supports UCSC faculty members, lecturers, post-docs, and graduate students who want to make their journal articles free to all readers immediately upon publication. The goals of the fund are to advance the impact of, and increase access to, UCSC research and scholarship; to support innovative models of scholarly publishing; and to aid UCSC faculty, students, and staff who want to publish in open-access journals but who do not have other sources of funding to cover article-processing fees.
In addition, most online library resources will be unavailable during a planned campus electrical shutdown between December 26 - December 29, 2012.
Dec. 13, 2012 - Jan. 6, 2013
Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm
Saturday & Sunday Closed
CLOSED Dec 22 - Jan 1 Campus Closure
Regular Winter Quarter hours begin 1/7/13
Join us for UCSC's 2012 Public Safety Fair on Monday, December 3 from 10 AM to 3 PM in and outside of the McHenry Library main lobby.
Follow us on Twitter and Like Us on Facebook!
We've added new images to our Branson DeCou Digital Archive.
Laptop lock anchors now available
McHenry Library 4th floor
The Library buildings will be closed for Veteran's Day, November 12, 2012 .
Make sure to vote on Tuesday, November 6, 2012!
The University Library now provides even more help for our users with a very special group of roving student information assistants.
Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 7:00-8:30 PM
McHenry Library, 4th floor, Room 4286
With cookies and lemonade from Global Village Cafe by Hoffman's
Have a question? Need research help? Ask a Librarian anytime, 24/7!
Read the full text of 20,000+ articles from the past nearly 50 years of American and British popular-music journalism, from publications as widely known as Rolling Stone, Creem, Melody Maker, and New Musical Express to specialist titles like Goldmine, Option, Billboard, and Record Mirror.
There's also an audio section featuring over 300 interviews with music personalities: http://library.ucsc.edu/find/databases/a-z?search=backpages
Please join us in Special Collections on October 1 at 4:15pm for a presentation by Combat Paper Project founder Drew Cameron who will discuss how he has been working with veterans to transform their uniforms into paper. “Forever Home", a recent Combat Paper portfolio acquired by the Library will be on display.
Welcome Week Library Tours 2012
Summer Intersession 2012 Hours:
New and upgraded content is now available for these online resources:
Local History Night with Peggy Conaway, David Glass, Irene Reti, & Lisa Robinson
Bookshop Santa Cruz, August 20, 7:00 p.m.
Learn more about the history of Santa Cruz and its surrounding regions at this local history event. Hear local authors Peggy Conaway, David Glass, Irene Reti, and Lisa Robinson discuss their various titles that delve into our local history and lore.
For more information see Bookshop Santa Cruz's website at:
Global Village Cafe Hours Change
As of Monday, August 6th, the Global Village Cafe will open at 9:00 a.m. instead of 8:00 a.m. The hours will be:
These hours will be in effect through September 26th.
In response to feedback from our users, we're pleased to be able to offer more quiet study space in McHenry room 4286!
Stop by our breakout session at Orientation to hear why the library is an invaluable tool for students. A UCSC librarian will be on hand to answer your questions and talk about what brings students to the library as well as how the library can save you money. Also you will learn about library services that are critical for success in the classroom.
Join us in celebrating the public opening of the Grateful Dead Archive.
When: Friday, June 29, 2012 from 1PM to 4PM
Where: McHenry Library, South Lawn
Request service and MyILL will be unavailable from 5pm on Friday, July 13, 2012 until 8am on Monday, July 16, 2012.
Cruzcat Catalog (both Classic and Encore) will be unavailable from 7AM until 9AM on 6/15/2012.
Spring 2012 Extended Hours (6/06/12 - 6/13/12)