Library News and Events

  • 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

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