Library News and Events

  • 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 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 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.

  • November 15, 2016

    The latest edition of the University Library Newsletter is out!

    Read the full Fall 2016 newsletter.

    Subscribe to the newsletter to have it delivered directly to your email inbox!

  • Sorry we will be closed
    November 10, 2016

    The Library will be closed Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th for Thanksgiving.

    Normal hours resume Saturday, November 26th. Please see the Library Hours page for our complete schedule.

  • Sorry we will be closed
    November 7, 2016

    The library will be closed Friday, November 11, 2016 for the Veterans Day holiday.

    See the library hours calendar for our full schedule.

  • UCSC Library Student Advisory Council
    October 28, 2016

    Applications for LSAC are now closed. Thank you for your interest.

    The LSAC serves the campus by:

    • Advising on the design and implementation of 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

    Council meeting twice quarterly—free pizza included!

  • October 24, 2016

    Thank you all who joined the library's Open Access panel on October 6th. Join other virtual and online events this week and in November. Stay up to date at Open Access @ UCSC

    Oct 26 - Open Con Community Call (virtual)
    We'll kick off the call with a talk and Q&A with experts on research evaluation (How we evaluate research, and reward researchers has become the largest issue holding back mainstream adoption of Open Access & Open Data). But, afterwards together we'll take a simple action on the call to accelerate the rate at which researchers are rewarded for openness. 

    Oct 24-30 - Events across the globe 

    Nov 12-14 - Open Con Conference, Live (attend remotely)
    OpenCon is more than a conference. It’s a platform for the next generation to learn about Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data, develop critical skills, and catalyze action toward a more open system for sharing the world’s information—from scholarly and scientific research, to educational materials, to digital research data. OpenCon 2016 will be held in Washington, DC on November 12-14, with satellite events hosted around the world.


  • Chuck Davis and Hayden Davis
    October 24, 2016

    Curious about plans for the renovation of the the Science and Engineering Library?  See the recent article UC Santa Cruz Magazine with architect Chuck Davis.

  • Founders Day Celebration Dinner image
    October 4, 2016

    The Science & Engineering Library will be closed on Saturday 10/22/16 in preparation for the 2016 Founders Celebration Dinner

    In preparation for the event, the Upper Level of the building will also be closed Wednesday-Sunday10/19/16 --10/23/16.


  • October 3, 2016

    Ruth-Marion Baruch, Mother and Child

    In December 1968 the de Young museum in San Francisco opened a controversial photo exhibit on the Black Panthers. The essay was a collaboration of two fairly unknown photographers: Ruth-Marion Baruch and her husband Pirkle Jones. Their photos, however, depicted one of the most defining moments in twentieth-century American cultural history: the Black Liberation Movement embodied by the Black Panthers. The show ended up drawing close to 100,000 visitors.

    Ruth-Marion Baruch and Pirkle Jones

    Ruth-Marion Baruch and Pirkle Jones, 1951.
    Photograph by Rose Mandel. ©Rose Mandel Archive/Susan Ehrens

    Two years later, in 1970, the exhibit was on display at Cowell College. Pirkle and Ruth-Marion, who by now had become internationally renowned photographers, formed a special bond with the University of California, Santa Cruz and the UC Santa Cruz Library in particular. Pirkle taught on campus with Ansel Adams and worked with students on the Images and Words project. Over the course of many years, the relationship between the photographers and the campus grew. The couple donated a selection of their prints to the UC Santa Cruz Library in 2003. When the UC Santa Cruz Library most recently was invited, along with three other institutions, to submit a proposal and compete for the acquisition of the entire Pirkle Jones and Ruth-Marion Baruch collection, we did not hesitate.

    The library’s proposal was successful, and today I am proud and honored to announce that UC Santa Cruz now owns the entire Pirkle Jones and Ruth-Marion Baruch Photography Collection. Assessed by one of the nation’s most respected photography appraisers, the collection is valued at $32 million. It comprises more than 12,000 photographic prints, 25,000 negatives, and thousands of transparencies created by photographer Pirkle Jones, as well as many more by Ruth-Marion Baruch. Our ownership also includes all intellectual rights.

    Farm Work Family by Pirkle Jones


    Farm Worker Family, Bakersfield, 1957.
    Courtesy Special Collections, University Library, UC Santa Cruz
    (Photo by Pirkle Jones)

    Click here for more photos from the collection

    The enormous value of this gift to our campus is unprecedented. The UC Santa Cruz Library is now the steward of an incredibly rich historic portfolio that documents many aspects of life in California—from the work Pirkle did with Dorothea Lange on the building of the Monticello Dam to Ruth-Marion’s focus on capturing the Summer of Love in San Francisco. The stories Pirkle and Ruth-Marion captured from the 1940s through the 1970s are just as relevant today as when they were created. Our society is grappling with the same social, political, racial, and environmental issues. Our student population has always been eager to engage with these exact issues. This collection will allow students to approach their interest and passion not only through words and text, but also through incredibly beautiful photographs as well as through the example of the lives led by both Pirkle and Ruth-Marion.

    The collection has already moved from its storage in San Francisco to McHenry Library. Three 24-foot trucks with more than 900 crates of materials as well as hundreds of framed items have come to UC Santa Cruz. It will take time to process the entire collection, but our goal is to provide access as quickly as possible. We already have plans for exhibits at McHenry devoted to the Black Panthers (2016) and the Summer of Love (2017), and are planning traveling exhibits for 2018 as well as secure digital access. I would like to thank everyone who was involved in ensuring a safe home for the collection.

    Elizabeth Cowell
    Richard L. Press University Librarian, Presidential Chair

    The open hours of Special Collections & Archives are subject to change between academic quarters and intersessions. Please confirm current hours before planning your visit.
    Academic Quarters: Monday-Friday 10:00 am-noon and 1:00-4:00 pm. Closed most major holidays

    A selection of framed photos from the Pirkle Jones and Ruth-Marion Baruch Photography Collection will be on display at the Founders Celebration on October 22. Purchase tickets now at

  • Open Access logo
    October 3, 2016
    Communicating your Scholarship in an Open Access World 
    October 6, 2016, 3:30 - 5:00
    McHenry Room 4286

    A panel discussion featuring Katie Fortney (CDL), Ivy Anderson (CDL), Chris Brenner (UCSC, Environmental Studies), Roberto Manduchi (UCSC, Computer Engineering). Moderated by Elizabeth Cowell (UCSC University Librarian) and Kerry Scott (UCSC Associate University Librarian, Collections and Services).


    The UC Academic Senate Open Access (OA) policy is now in its third year.  And, with the newly launched Presidential Policy extending open access to lecturers, staff and graduate students, at UCSC, OA is in the spotlight more than ever. If you have explored options for publishing in an OA journal, negotiated with a publisher about rights for reuse of your publications, or just want to know more about what OA means for you, please join us for a lively conversation between and among UC Open Access pioneers and experts.


    This panel of UCSC faculty and representatives from the California Digital Library (CDL) will place the conversation about Open Access squarely within the context of the UCSC community. Roberto Manduchi, Computer Engineering, and Chris Benner, Environmental Studies, will each address their experiences with the UC OA policy and OA publishing. Katie Fortney, Copyright Policy & Education Officer, California Digital Library, will address legal concerns you may have as authors, including those related to publisher agreements, and copyright. And, Ivy Anderson, Director, Collection Development and Management Program, California Digital Library, will discuss current research about Open Access funding models, including the Mellon supported UC Pay it Forward Project, which tests financial models for Gold Open Access publishing.

  • Library Tours
    September 14, 2016

    University Library Tours:
    All tours meet just inside that library building's entrance for the tour.
    Tours are provided by the Library's Undergraduate Experience Team, and featured are the Global Village Café, the Information
    Commons for online research and study, the Digital Scholarship Commons, Special Collections & Archives, group study rooms,
    library exhibits, and much more! You will also learn about the library’s services and collections, such as borrowing course
    textbooks and Chromebooks, and the video game room (at the Science & Engineering Library). Tours run
    approximately 20 minutes.

    Friday, 9/16
    11am McHenry Library
    1pm McHenry Library
    1pm Science & Engineering Library
    3pm McHenry Library

    Monday, 9/19
    11am McHenry Library
    1pm McHenry Library
    1pm Science & Engineering Library
    3pm McHenry Library

    Tuesday, 9/20 (Also come find us at the OPERS Fall Festival 3–6pm, East Field)
    11am McHenry Library
    1pm McHenry Library
    1pm Science & Engineering Library
    3pm McHenry Library

    Wednesday, 9/21
    11am McHenry Library
    1pm McHenry Library
    1pm Science & Engineering Library
    3pm McHenry Library

    Thursday, 9/22
    11am McHenry Library
    1pm McHenry Library
    1pm Science & Engineering Library
    3pm McHenry Library

    Friday 9/23
    11am McHenry Library
    1pm McHenry Library
    1pm Science & Engineering Library
    3pm McHenry Library

  • photo of microfiche
    August 1, 2016

    The microform collection has been relocated to make room for more study space.  These items can be requested from the circulation desk.  Microform readers have been moved to the seating area near the reference stacks.

  • Science & Engineering Library exterior photo
    June 23, 2016

    The Science & Engineering Library collection stacks (Upper Level and Lower Level) areas will be inaccessible during Summer 2016. Only the Main Level will be open during this time.

    Read more about our Science Renovation Project.

  • Clock
    June 23, 2016

    Break Hours June 10 - June 19

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

    Summer Session Hours, June 20-August 26, 2016
    Monday - Thursday 8am-8pm
    Friday 8am-5pm
    Saturday and Sunday (McHenry Library Only) 12pm-5pm

    See the hours page for more details. 

  • June 22, 2016

    The latest edition of the University Library Newsletter is out!

    Read the full Spring 2016 newsletter.

    Subscribe to the newsletter to have it delivered directly to your email inbox!

  • Photograph of Telescope
    June 9, 2016

    New Special Collections & Archives Exhibit:
    Reading Nature, Observing Science: Examining Material Practices in the Lick Observatory Archives and Kenneth S. Norris Papers

    On View June 8 - October 1, 2016 in McHenry Library, 3rd Floor

    Curated by the 2015-2016 CART fellows: Danielle Crawford, Alex Moore, and Christine Turk.

    The Center for Archival Research and Training (CART) integrates primary source materials more fully into the teaching and research mission of the university by providing hands-on experience for graduate students, while enhancing access to archival collections. CART has been generously supported by the Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor.

    Also see the digital companion to the physical exhibit.

  • We will be closed
    June 7, 2016

    The library will be closed Wednesday June 15, 2016 at 2pm for the Campuswide Electrical Power Shutdown. 


    See the full library hours schedule for more information.

  • Open late
    June 1, 2016

    The library will have extended hours for final exams June 2 - 9, 2016.

    June 2        8am - 3am
    June 3        8am - 12am
    June 4        8am - 12am

    June 5        8am - 3am
    June 6        8am - 3am
    June 7        8am - 3am
    June 8        8am - 3am
    June 9        8am - 8pm

    Please see the library hours page for more information on library hours.

  • Pause for Paws
    May 31, 2016

    Final therapy dog event of the year. Stop by for some puppy love!

    Sunday, June 5th 2016, 5:00-6:00pm, McHenry Library 

    Monday, June 6th 2015, 6:30-7:30pmScience & Engineering Library

    Sponsored by the University Library and Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

  • Rainbow Tile Image
    May 25, 2016

    Wednesday, September 14, 2016

    Please join the UC Santa Cruz University Library to explore the potential for building digital exhibits and using online tools for digital storytelling. This day long symposium will consider the value of curating digital exhibits, communicating with online audiences, and implementing new digital assignments in the classroom. We will also offer hands on workshops that can help you get started. By reorienting the conversation around digital exhibit building away from specific platforms, we will explore the process of building research projects online from inspiration and incubation to sustainability and preservation.

    Find more information, and register!

  • Sorry we will be closed
    May 21, 2016

    The library will be closed Monday, May 30th for the Memorial Day holiday

    See the full library hours schedule for more information.

  • Citation Workshop
    May 19, 2016

    Wednesday, May 25, 2016 7-8:30pm

    McHenry Library, Room 2359


    Citation: a crucial practice to help you avoid plagiarism

    Citation Styles: MLA primarily, as well as Chicago and APA

    Learn: in-text citations, footnotes, endnotes, and a bibliography

    See: a brief demo of the free citation management tool Zotero

    Snacks provided!


    Sponsored by the Oakes Westside Writing Center in partnership with the UCSC Library Student Advisory Council (LSAC)


  • Reading Nature, Observing Science: Examining Material Practices in the Lick Observatory Archives and Kenneth S. Norris Papers
    May 2, 2016

    Congratulations to Alex Moore, Christine Turk and Danielle Crawford, graduate fellows in the library's Center for Archival Research and Training Program (CART).  The students won the Graduate Dean’s Award at this year's Graduate Research Symposium for their poster "Reading Nature, Observing Science: Examining Material Practices in the Lick Observatory Archives and Kenneth S. Norris Papers."   See the list of all Graduate Research Symposium Awardees.

    More information about the CART program and next year's fellowship opportunities is available on the Special Collections and Archives page.

  • Equity, Growth and Community -- book cover
    May 1, 2016

    UCSC Professor publishes groundbreaking Open Access book through Luminos, the UC Press Open Access Scholarly book publishing platform.  


    Chris Benner, Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies, along with Manuel Pastor of University of Southern California published their book Equity, growth, and community : what the nation can learn from America's metro areas through Luminos, the University of California Press Open Access Publishing Platform. [The] central messages of our book – that equity and opportunity are key for sustainable growth, that cross-sector conversations can bring new common ground, and that data deliberations in knowledge communities can forge productive solutions – are all really reflected in the open-access model Luminos is helping to pioneer. It’s a perfect fit for us and we’re proud to be part of this effort."


    Learn more about Luminos

  • April 27, 2016

    Join us for the 12th Annual Graduate Research Symposium!

    When: Friday, April 29th at 1:00pm

    Where: McHenry Library (Directions)





    For more information, please visit the UCSC Events Calendar.

  • March 28, 2016

    The Global Village Cafe by Amazon Juices is now offering online ordering.

    Check out the menu and place your order!

  • Other Minds Piano
    March 24, 2016

    Other Minds -- the accalimed San Francisco-based nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of new and experimental music has donated it's archives to the University Library. 

  • Data server
    March 22, 2016

    On Saturday March 26, 2016, ITS systems engineers will be performing critical maintenance to update infrastructure components supporting Library servers.

    The work is scheduled to begin a 10am and last for two hours. 

    During this time, access to the library services below will not be available:

    • Library website
    • Off-Campus Access
    • Digital Exhibits
    • Grateful Dead Archive Online
    • Gail Project 


  • Clock image
    March 22, 2016

    Due to planned electrical system maintenance, the libraries will close early on Monday, March 21st at 2pm.

    Spring Break Hours:

    Thursday, March 17 8am-8pm

    Friday, March 18 8am-5pm

    Saturday, March 19 Closed

    Sunday, March 20 Closed

    Monday, March 21 8am-2pm

    Tuesday, March 22 8am-5pm

    Wednesday, March 23 8am-5pm

    Thursday, March 24 8am-5pm

    Friday, March 25 Closed

    Saturday, March 26 Closed

    Saturday, March 27 Closed

    More information can be found on the library hours page.

  • March 15, 2016

    The Library will be open for extended hours March 10-16.  

    Extended Hours for Finals

    March 10th     8am - 3am
    March 11th     8am - 12am
    March 12th     8am - 12am
    March 13th     8am - 3am
    March 14th     8am - 3am
    March 15th     8am - 3am
    March 16th     8am - 3am
    March 17th     8am - 8pm

    March 21st     8am-2pm - Closing early for scheduled electrical maintenance

    Break Hours
    March 18 - 27

    Mon. - Friday     8am - 5pm
    Saturday and Sunday  Closed

  • PIEnstein image
    March 10, 2016

    Monday, March 14th


    Special Collections and Archives

    3rd Floor, McHenry Library

    Come join us for a celebration of Albert Einstein’s birthday, Pi Day (3/14), and pie! We will have several items from Special Collections and Archives on display, including a handwritten letter by Einstein, photographs of astronomical work on solar eclipses supporting his theory of relativity, artists’ books, and more! Cookies will be served, to be enjoyed outside of the reading room. See you there!

  • Pause for Paws
    March 7, 2016

    Final exams got you down? Stop by for some puppy love!


    Sunday, March 13th 2016, 4:00-5:00pm, McHenry Library 

    Monday, March 14th 2015, 6:30-7:30pmScience & Engineering Library

    Sponsored by the University Library and Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

  • Steelcase Brody installation
    February 25, 2016

    The library is hosting an installation of the Steelcase Brody individual workspace from February 22nd to March 4th on the main floor of the Science & Engineering Library.

    We are soliciting feedback from members of the UCSC community who have tried it on for size. Please take this brief two minute survey and let us know what you think.

  • Screenshot of Universal News Program
    February 16, 2016

    Supplement your research or enhance your course list with an online video! Take advantage of the online videos available to you as a UCSC faculty, student or staff member.

    • Alexander Street Press History Collection: Streaming site includes key documentaries, commercial and governmental newsreels, public affairs and archival footage. Areas of focus include Trade and Exploration, The American Revolutionary Era, The American Civil War, Imperialism and Colonialism, World War I, The Jazz Age, The Post-World War II Era, The Sixties, Women’s History, Black History, and International Newsreels.
    • Kanopy is a streaming video service featuring many educational, documentary, and feature films from the silent era to the present day, as well as television series. Clip making and playlist tools are included for creating excerpts for course materials. 



  • Amazon Juices logo
    February 16, 2016

    The Global Village Cafe at McHenry has reopend and is under the management of Amazon Juices. 


    The new menu includes coffee, smoothies, juices, acai bowls, sandwiches, salads, and rice bowls.


    See the menu for details

  • February 11, 2016

    The library will be closed Monday, February 15 for the President's Day holiday

    See the full library hours schedule for more information.

  • What is a Book?
    January 5, 2016

    New library exhibit from Special Collections, What is a Book?, features over 100 artists' books.

    See the exhibit on the 3rd Floor of McHenry Library. The exhibit will run from December 3, 2015 through May 1, 2016.

    Artists’ books are one of the great strengths of UCSC’s Special Collection. Our newest exhibit features a large selection of formats and themes and explores the question “what is a book?” There is no one definition for the term “artists’ books”, but Stephen Bury says it well: “books or book-like objects over the final appearance of which an artist has had a high degree of control; where the book is intended as a work of art in itself."

    UCSC’s stunning collection of artists’ books has grown steadily over the past 50 years thanks to the dedication of Special Collections staff and thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Library and individual donors. These treasures deserve a chance to come out of the closed stacks and bask in the limelight and in the delight of the public.

  • Library Tours
    January 4, 2016

    Please join our Roving Information Program students (easy to spot in their Banana Slug yellow vests) and take a walking tour of the University Library.

    During the academic year, our crew of Roving Information students provide point-of-need, peer-to-peer assistance to users throughout the Library as a part of the Library’s Undergraduate Experience Team. Tour points of interest include the new Global Village Café run by Cafe Brasil, the Information Commons, group study rooms, Special Collections, and much more! We are also offering tours of the Science & Engineering Library.

    You will also learn about the library’s services, Course Reserves for your classes, borrowing Chromebooks, 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 20 minutes. Join us and get to know your University Library.

    Tour Schedule:

    Monday, January 4th

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


    Tuesday, January 5th

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


    Wednesday, January 6th

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


    Thursday, January 7th

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


    Friday, January 8th

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