Library News and Events

  • April 27, 2017

    Get help setting up the VPN

    • Bring your computer or mobile device!  

    4/25, Tuesday, 10:00AM - 1:00p.m.
    4/27, Thursday, 2:00PM - 5:00p.m.
    McHenry Library, Circulation Help Desk


    VPN Advantages:

    • No Barcode required
    • One and Done! - Log in once with your CruzID Gold password
    • A secure (encrypted) connection to the UCSC network


    The VPN client (Cisco Anyconnect) can be installed on any computer or mobile device. Once installed, you will be able to easily and securely access online library resources from off campus. To set up the VPN, visit the following web page:

     If you need further assistance or have questions, please submit an IT Request ticket at, or contact the ITS Support Center by email, telephone 459-HELP(4357), or in-person Kerr Hall Room 54.

  • SciFinder logo
    April 20, 2017

    Top tools for Chemistry are SciFinder Scholar and ChemDraw.

    SciFinder is the major database for chemical literature of all types, and ChemDraw is the major tool for drawing publication or e-notebook ready structures. ChemDraw and SciFinder also work together: Once you have a structure in ChemDraw, a click of a button can search SciFinder for literature.

    Use SciFinder online; use ChemDraw in our DSC lab, Ground Floor of McHenry Library.

  • U.S. Precipitation Change Map
    April 12, 2017

    Brown Bag
    Thursday, April 20, Noon-1pm
    2nd Floor Instruction & Outreach Alcove
    McHenry Library

    In recognition of Endangered Data Week, Dr. Lindsey Dillon will discuss her recent experience as a coordinator of a network of academics and non-profits monitoring potential threats to federal environmental and energy policy data at the onset of the Trump administration.

    Discussion will follow the presentation. Bring your lunch, questions, observations and experiences. Learn about data rescue efforts such as the Environmental Data & Governance Initiative (EDGI), the End of Term Web Archive, #DataRescue, DataRefuge, DataLumos, and Open Access Week.

    Dr. Dillon is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at UCSC where she is affiliated with the Environmental Studies Department and the Science & Justice Research Center. She is also chair of the Environmental Data & Governance Initiative (EDGI), “an international network of academics and non-profits addressing potential threats to federal environmental and energy policy, and to the scientific research infrastructure built to investigate, inform, and enforce."

    Endangered Data Week (April 17-21, 2017) is a new, nationwide effort to raise awareness of threats to publicly available data.


  • Word cloud
    April 7, 2017

    Wednesday, April 19, 8:30 am - 2 pm
    Digital Scholarship Commons, McHenry Library

    The Digital Scholarship Commons is thrilled to announce the first Undergraduate Digital Research Symposium on April 19, 2017.

    At UC Santa Cruz, undergraduate students are engaged in creative, critical research using digital tools and platforms. Initiatives like the Digital Jewish Studies program highlight how digital tools can enhance student learning through multi-modal project creation. This symposium will showcase innovative undergraduate research and celebrate the digital projects that students develop in class.

    Join us to explore public facing, media-rich, critically engaged, and creative student research. The event will include a digital poster session, two panels featuring undergraduate work, and a keynote address by Jaye Padgett, Interim Vice Provost for Student Success. Lunch will be provided for registered attendees.

    Details available:

    Register Now:



  • Image of Woman
    April 7, 2017

    UCSC now has access to SAGE Research Methods (SRM).  This comprehensive suite of tools helps users in Social Sciences or Health fields through every step of the research process, from developing a research question, conducting a literature review, planning a research project, selecting a methodology (survey, focus group, etc.) and selecting methods for analyzing data. 

    SRM also provides, case studies of research methods used in real research projects, downloadable practice datasets, and full-text ebooks detailing specific methodologies.  Also includes detailed information about research design, writing literature reviews, grant writing, as well as publishing and promoting an article. Note that access to video content is not included.

    Give Sage Research Methods a try!

  • Dead Central Display Case
    April 2, 2017

    Dead Central will be closed beginning May 1st, 2017 while a new exhibit is being installed. We look forward to showcasing the new exhibit at the beginning of June.

    Learn more about the Grateful Dead Archive and visit our current exhibit, Imagining the Dead, before it ends on April 30, 2017.

  • Image of document being signed
    April 2, 2017

    Attention Graduate Students!

    Are you getting ready to publish an article? Wondering what’s “normal” or negotiable in a publication contract? Curious about the possibility of publishing open access?  Know your rights before
    you sign a publishing agreement for your scholarship. 

    Join Katie Fortney, J.D, MLIS, Copyright Policy and Education Officer, from the California Digital Library (CDL) to learn more about your rights.


    Your (author) Rights from a Publishing Perspective: The Basics
    Friday April 7, 1pm - 2:30pm
    Graduate Students Commons

    *Please RSVP <> *


    *NOTE: The location may be moved to McHenry Library if a larger space is
    needed. We will notify you by email (from your RSVP) if the location changes.*

    Hosted by: University Library and Graduate Student Commons

  • Sorry we will be closed
    March 28, 2017

    The Library will be closed Friday, March 31, 2017 for Cesar Chavez Day.

    Please see the Library Hours page for our full schedule.

  • wall clock
    March 24, 2017

    Intersession Hours Friday, March 24 - Sunday, April 2nd

    Friday, March 24: 8am - 5pm
    Saturday, March 25: Closed
    Sunday, March 26: Closed
    Monday, March 27: 8am - 5pm
    Tuesday, March 28: 8am - 5pm
    Wednesday, March 29: 8am - 5pm
    Thursday, March 30: 8am - 5pm
    Friday, March 31: Closed - Holiday
    Saturday, April 1: Closed
    Sunday, April 2: Closed

    Spring Quarter Hours begin Monday, April 3rd

    See the Library Hours page for our complete schedule

  • Open late
    March 13, 2017

    The library will have extended hours for finals March 16-23, 2017.

    Mar. 16   8am - 3am
    Mar. 17   8am - 12am
    Mar. 18   8am - 12am
    Mar. 19   8am - 3am
    Mar. 20   8am - 3am
    Mar. 21   8am - 3am
    Mar. 22   8am - 3am

    Mar. 23   8am - 3am

    Please see the library hours page for our complete schedule.

  • policy map example
    February 17, 2017

    PolicyMap is a powerful online data and mapping application with access to over 37,000 indicators related to income, spending, housing, environmental conditions, crime, health, jobs, census demographics and education. Data are available at all common geographies (address, block group, census tract, zip code, county, city, state, MSA) as well as unique geographies like school districts and political boundaries.

    Data come from both public and proprietary sources. Many of the public files are available for download. Through PolicyMap, you can access all data in interactive maps, tables, charts, reports and through a unique analytic tool. Data is downloadable for use in research, mapping and presentation tools.  You may set up an individual account to privately store your work and share it with other users.

    Connect to the MapsTutorial

    UCSC has access to PolicyMap for one year, ending January 2018. Your feedback and the library budget will help us determine if we should renew our subscription.  Please share your thoughts using our feedback form.

  • Photo: Ponds on the Ocean
    February 15, 2017

    Historically, a vast amount of government data and digital information is at risk of disappearing in the transition between presidential administrations. Between 2008 and 2012, over 80 percent of the PDFs hosted on .gov domains disappeared. 

    • The California Digital Library (CDL) joined with the University of North Texas, The Library of Congress, the Internet Archive, and the U.S. Government Publishing office to create the End of Term (EOT) Archive 
    • In light of recent events, tools and infrastructure initially developed for EOT and other projects have been taken up by efforts to backup "at risk" datasets, including those related to the environment, climate change, and social justice 
    • Volunteers are participating in "Data Rescue" events across the country where they nominate webpages for submission to harvest "uncrawlable" data to an open data archive 

    Get involved in efforts to preserve federal climate and other government data.


    Photo "Ponds on the Ocean" courtesy NASA Goddard Space Flight. 

  • APA Chicago MLA
    February 14, 2017

    Citation Matters Workshop

    Thursday, March 2, 2017
    7:00pm - 8:00pm

    McHenry Library Room 2359

    Join tutors from the Westside Writing Center to learn about how to avoid common mistakes and get practical tools for improving MLA, APA, and Chicago Manual of Style citation.

    Get tips on avoiding plagiarism. Discuss ways of keeping track of ideas. Learn about campus and online resources.

    Free refreshments!

    Sponsored by the UCSC Student Advisory Council


    Add to Calendar

  • grantforward logo
    February 2, 2017

    GrantForward is a grant funding database that streamlines the process by which funding opportunities can be identified. GrantForward provides searchable information across all fields of research, including the sciences, engineering, arts, and humanities. GrantForward includes information about government and private funding organizations and also provides links to fellowship and scholarship opportunities. Users can set up personalized research profiles and have the system recommend funding opportunities based on interests and previous publications. Potential collaborators can also be identified. UCSC’s Office of Research is supporting campus-wide access to GrantForward.

    To Access GrantForward 

    • Click Sign Up in the upper right
    • Go to the "Institutional Account" tab
    • Input your UCSC email address and fill out the name and password fields
    • Click on the Create My Account

    For additional start-up tips, please consult the GrantForward Basics Guide


    If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Dr. Audrey Levine, Director of Research Development in UCSC's Office of Research 

  • Re-imagined view of the new science & engineering library
    January 26, 2017

    Check out the recent keynote by Herbie Lee, Interim Campus Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor in Tuesday Newsday about the phased rennovation of the Science & Engineering Library by Herbie Lee. 


  • 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!