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Resource Locator

Navigate and understand the various services, spaces, and resources available at the Library and on campus.

The Library and campus have so much to offer it can be hard to find what you are looking for. Use this Resource Locator to find services, spaces, and materials not easily located within the Library, on campus, or on our websites.The locator is grouped by location and then category. If you're not sure where to find what you're looking for in the locator, use the Find funtion (ctrl + f) or "Search in Page" feature of your browser to search for specific words. 

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Within the Library

The Library offers a wide variety of services, spaces, materials, and technologies. Find what you're looking for here or browse to discover all that we have to offer.

ServicesSpaces | Collections & Research | Computing & Technology  


Information about library services available, such as accessibility, workshops, visitor information and more.

Acronyms and Abbreviations
campus | library

Alumni (library card)
Eligibility | Library Card (select UC Alumni from drop down)

Bulletin board/posting requests
Campus postings: Geisel East Commons | BLB Entrance (see guidelines on the board)
Community events (Geisel West): see Information Desk

De-Stress Activities
Geisel East Commons | Geisel West Commons

Disabilities, Library Services for Individuals with
General information | Campus Disability Resources

Donating books to the Library

Extension students (and concurrently enrolled students) information
Services | UCSD Extension
Extension students are not eligible for ETS (formerly ACMS) accounts or off-campus access to databases. Computer Lab for Extension students and printing/copying are available at the University City Center Learning Facility

Library Classes
Workshops | Instruction Calendar

Services to the Community (Visitor information)
Library services | Parking

Suggestions for Library
Drop box between Information Desk and Research Assistance Desk (Geisel West Commons) | Online Suggestion form | Recommend a Purchase




Learn more about our Library's spaces. From information about Geisel’s architecture to where to fill your water bottle or find a stapler, this list covers spaces and equipment large and small.

Spaces & Building Information | Restrooms & Water Stations | PhonesOffice & School Supplies

Spaces & Building Information

Restrooms & Water Stations

  • Gender Inclusive Restrooms
    2 single-occupancy restrooms located on each of Geisel Floors 4-8 | Other Campus locations

  • Hydration Locations
    Near restrooms: Geisel East Commons | Geisel West Commons | Geisel 1st Floor West | Geisel Floors 4-8 | BLB 1st Floor (near restrooms) | Campus Locations

  • Water fountains (Drinking fountains)
    Near each restroom


  • Telephone, campus
    In Geisel:  Hall between Information Desk and Special Collections & Archives | Hall near Imprints on Geisel East Commons | Geisel Tunnel Lab.  
    In Biomedical Library Building: in breezeway | 2nd floor in journal stacks. 

  • Telephone, public
    Outside entrance to Geisel Library | Other Campus locations

Office/School Supplies

Highlighters, pens, rulers, and scissors are available for short term onsite use at the Information Desk.

  • Paper cutter
    Geisel West Commons (next to bookscanner)

  • Pencil sharpener
    Geisel Front Desk | Geisel West Commons

  • School Supplies Vending Machine
    Located in Geisel East hallway (near Front Desk), accepts only Triton Cash, no cash/credit cards
    Report problems to and

  • Whiteboards and Markers
    All group study rooms
    Markers/erasers available for checkout: BLB Front Desk | Geisel Front Desk

  • Whiteboards, Roving (mobile)
    Geisel East & West Commons, Geisel's 1st Floor West & 1st Floor East
    Personal whiteboards also available on Geisel's 1st & 2nd Floors




Collections & Research

Learn about the various resources and collections available to you within the library.

Children's Books
Geisel 7th Floor, call number range PZ5 - PZ90 | Also available through The Circuit

Citation Linker
If you already have a journal or book citation, use this to find availability in the Library or begin an interlibrary loan request.

Course catalog
Current edition | Official title is "General Catalog"

Dissertations, UCSD
Roger form/genre search: "dissertations--academic--ucsd--[subject]". | 
Also see Proquest

Dr. Seuss Collection

English language instruction books
Roger subject search: "english language textbooks for foreign speakers"

Image Collections

New Books

Popular Science Collection

Purchase recommendations for our collections
(form only accepts UC San Diego email address)

UC Salary Books
Official title is "UC Compensation Report" (online 2010-current) | Also available online via the Sacramento Bee State Worker Salary Database (catalog record) | Academic Salary Scales | For further information on faculty salaries, please contact Kelly Maheu, Academic Affairs.

UC San Diego History

UC San Diego Student Newspapers (UCSD Guardian)
Digital Collection (1967-  ) | Guardian website (current only) | Microfilm (1967-2006) (Geisel West Commons)




Computing & Technology

You need tech? We've got tech! This section covers printing in the Library, how to borrow a charger, and information about specialty viewing equipment.

Computer access for guests
Internet access for the public is available on some Library computers, subject to the Library computer use policy. Guest access to computers in the Geisel West Commons area is available during Research Assistance Desk hours. If you bring your own laptop, you can connect to the UCSD Guest wireless network (no access to Library online resources)

Laptops for check-out
BLB Front Desk (UC San Diego Students, Faculty, and Staff only)

Laptop docking stations (keyboard and monitors provided)
Geisel East Commons |  Geisel West Commons

Media Viewing Stations
Geisel 1st Floor West

Microform readers/scanners
Geisel West Commons

Technology Lending Program
Geisel Front Desk


  • Copy card dispensers, Imprints
    BLB (1st Floor) | Geisel (near printers in 1st Floor Tunnel, Main Floor near Information Desk, and across from Imprints window) | Imprints@Geisel (cash; check; credit card with $5 minimum)

  • Fax machine
    Imprints window in Geisel 2nd Floor East

  • Photocopiers
    BLB (1st floor) | Geisel Library Main Floor (near the Information Desk | Imprints at the Campus Services Center

  • Photocopiers, auto document feeder
    Geisel Library, near Information Desk
  • Photocopiers, color
    BLB | Imprints at the Campus Services Center

  • Photocopiers, large format
    Imprints at the Campus Services Center

  • Printing
    Library printers: use UC San Diego account or guest iAccess card
    Geisel locations: Geisel Lobby (2nd floor) | Geisel Tunnel (1st Floor) | West Commons | East Commons
    BLB locations: BLB Commons | Graduate Study Lounge 

  • Printing, 3D
    Digital Media Lab, Geisel East Commons | Various campus labs

  • Wireless Printing (from laptop)




On Campus

The Library is just one part of a greater community. We have a lot, but we don’t have it all. Below are some campus resources that are commonly requested at our service desks.


Resources for Students

Learn more about the various resources available on campus for UCSD students. 

Academic Integrity Tutorials
AIO Integrity Tutorial (click on Courses)  |  Library Plagiarism tutorial

Geisel East Commons Vending Machine | Audrey's Café |  UCSD Bookstore | Sunshine Market | HDH Market | Goody's Market

Building codes 

Course readers
Cognella: located at 3970 Sorrento Valley Blvd. Suite G | (800) 200-3908 or (858) 552-1120 | Student Resource 

Escort, Campus Safety
Call 534-WALK (9255) for a safety escort after sunset.  More info

ETS (formerly ACMS) computer labs
Library software | ETS software availability | account information | lab/printer locations printing trouble report

Language Lab (Linguistics)
AP&M, room 3432A | Books and Media | Mango Languages  

Media Teaching Lab
Media production facilities & equipment reservation. 

Motorist Assistance Program

Refrigerator (Students Only)
Price Center Arcade

Reserving Space at UC San Diego

SPACES serves as the center for student-initiated access and retention projects at the university. SPACES offer: Book Lending Program | Free Printing (up to 20 pages) | Mentorship Program & more  

Student Services

Triton Rides (CSO)

Tutoring service
OASIS  | Tutoring & Studying Programs by Department

Writing Centers
UC San Diego | Teaching + Learning Commons | College-based resources




General Information

How to navigate and understand the various general information offered on campus.

Bookstore Hours 
Bookstore Hours | Perks | Sunshine Market

Campus Tours
Public Tours | New Student Tours | Contact Information: (858) 534-4414 or email 

Imprints@Geisel (for copy cards only) | Bookstore counter | Price Center Game Room | Gilman parking structure. 

Computer repair
UCSD Bookstore Computer Repair Service (Macs Only) ETS In-House Repair

Lactation Spaces

Laminating service
Imprints at the Campus Services Center

Mailing Center (Post Office)

Meeting Rooms (Login Required)
Reserving a Space at UC San Diego | University Centers Locations

Microwaves (Nearby)
Price Center Arcade | Price Center Commuter Lounge | Sunshine Market 

Notary Public

Photo Printing Kiosk 
Price Center West (2nd Floor) 

Proctoring service
UC San Diego Extension provides proctoring services to the general public at UC San Diego Extension’s University City Center. For more information, email or call (858) 534-3400 and choose option 2.

Transportation Services
Shuttles | Public Transit | Triton Mobility Services 

Stuart Collection
Guide available at Information Desk and online

Vending Machines (Food & Drinks Only)
Price Center Arcade

Visitor Parking


Last updated: January 2019

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