Library Services Available During the Campus Holiday Closure 2017

Building Hours

All UC San Diego Library buildings will be closed Saturday, December 23, 2017, through Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

Library buildings will reopen Wednesday, January 3, 2018. The Library's Hours web pages provide current and future building hours.

Online Resources

Access to most online Library resources will be unaffected during the holiday closure. UC San Diego students, faculty and staff can access Library-licensed resources by going through the campus VPN.

Library Research Guides are available to help you navigate our online resources.

Roger, Circuit, and Melvyl Requests

Requests submitted during the closure will be processed in the order received beginning Jan. 3, 2018.

Interlibrary Loan Requests

Interlibrary Loan requests submitted Dec. 21, 2017, through Jan. 2, 2018, will be processed in the order received beginning Jan. 3, 2018. Requests may be submitted using the citation linker form for ILL.

Course Reserves

Instructors may continue to submit requests during the closure by logging into the Course Reserves system. Requests will be processed in the order received beginning Jan. 3, 2018.

Note: Requests submitted after Dec. 20, 2017, may not be available for student use until after winter quarter instruction has begun.

Winter quarter electronic reserves materials that have been processed will become available to students via the Course Reserves system beginning Jan. 3, 2018.

Returning Items (including ILL items)

No items are due for return during the closure.

Items may be returned at any time to the following Library book return locations:

  • Curbside return bins in the roundabout at the end of Hopkins Drive, just west of Geisel Library
  • Book return slots located at the Geisel Library entrance

Note: The Biomedical Library Building book return slot will be CLOSED.

To find the Library book return locations on a map, go to UC San Diego Campus Map and search for 'book return.'

Renewing Items (including ILL items)

No items are due for return during the closure.

  • To request a renewal of a UC San Diego Library item, use your Library Account.
  • To request an ILL renewal, use My ILL Requests or send a message to ill@ucsd.edu. Note: ILL renewal requests received Dec. 16, 2017, through Jan. 2, 2018, will be processed in the order received beginning Jan. 3, 2018.

Information & Research Assistance

During the closure, limited information and research assistance is available through the Library's 24/7 online chat service. Note: During this time questions are answered by librarians from non-UC academic libraries.

Questions referred to UC San Diego librarians for further response will be answered starting Jan. 3, 2018, and in the order in received.

Patrons who send questions by text or email, or leave phone messages during the closure period, will start receiving replies on Jan. 3, 2018.

The following resources and tools can provide self-help assistance: