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A: Academic Integrity, Acronyms, ATMs...

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

Accessing library databases/course reserves from off-campus
For assistance, contact ACMS Help Desk at 858.534.2267 or acms-help@ucsd.edu

Acronyms and Abbreviations
campus | library

Active Learning Lab
Geisel East Commons 

Add/Drop cards
Registrar | adding/dropping a class

Adjustable-Height Workstation/Table
Geisel East Commons

Alumni (library card)
Eligibility | Loan Periods

Annex (see also SRLF)
Off-site storage facility for UC San Diego library materials. Request delivery of materials from the annex to campus library through the Request link in the online catalog for UC San Diego affiliate. For non-UC San Diego affiliate, email annexrequests@ucsd.edu

Birch Aquarium | Gilman Parking Structure | Price Center | RIMAC | Student Center |Thornton Hospital | Torrey Pines Center South

Automobile assistance -- (see Motorist Assistance Program)

B: Bluebooks, Building codes, Bulletin boards...

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

Book return
Geisel Front Desk | Geisel entrance (right and left) | BLB Front Desk | BLB entrance (north and south) | in the turn-around northwest of the Geisel Library Building | Map of locations
*RESERVE or MEDIA items can only be returned in designated boxes at library Front Desks.

Catalog  |  UC San Diego Faculty Authors

Books on tape
None in the Library; try public libraries

UCSD Bookstore

Borrowing Privileges and Eligibility

Building codes

Building locations (online map)

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

C: Calculators, Class Schedules...

Geisel Front Desk | Media Desk Geisel 1st Floor West | Also see Tech Lending Program

Catalog (Roger)

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


Children's books
Geisel 7th Floor, call number range PZ5 - PZ90

Citation Linker
If you already have a journal or book citation, use this to find availability in the Library

Class schedules

Classrooms, Library
Biomedical Library Building, 1st Floor: Events Room (BLB 111) | Classroom 3 & 4
Geisel Library Building, 2nd Floor: Lou Dunst Classroom (Classroom 1) | Classroom 2

Collaborative Study Space
Geisel East Commons | Geisel West Commons | Geisel 1st Floor West | BLB (1st Floor)

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 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)

Computer repair
ACMS Trouble Report | UCSD Bookstore Computer Repair Service

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)

Course catalog
Current edition | 2001-current
1961-2011 via UC San Diego Library Digital Collections (online)
1984-85 and 1991-current via CollegeSource (available only within library)
1961-last year, available in Geisel West Commons [microfilm XF 2438]

Course readers
Alternative to soft reserves: located at 3970 Sorrento Valley Blvd. Suite G | 800.200.3908 or 858.552.1120 | website

Course reserves
  Search by Course(catalog)  |  Search by Professor (catalog)
Concurrently enrolled Extension students must obtain a Concurrent Enrollment Computer (AX) account to access course reserves.

D: Directions, Dissertations, DVD drives...

E: English instruction, Extension...

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

Escort, Campus Safety
Call 534-WALK (9255) for a safety escort after sunset.  More info at  blink.ucsd.edu/go/cso

ETS (formerly ACMS) computer labs
Library Software | account information | lab locations/software | printing

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

F: Fax, Fines, Floor Plans...

G: Geisel Tour, Gifts, GIS, Group Study...

H: Headphones, History

Geisel Front Desk | Media Desk, Geisel 1st Floor West | see Tech Lending Program

History of UC San Diego

Hole punch
BLB Front Desk | BLB Commons | Geisel East & West Commons | Information Desk | Research Assistance Desk | Media Desk, Geisel 1st Floor West

Hours, Library

Hydration Stations / Water Refill Stations
Geisel East & West Commons | Geisel 1st Floor West | Geisel Floors 4-8 | BLB 1st Floor (near restrooms) | Campus Locations


I: Images

L: Language Lab, Laptops...

Laminating service
Imprints at the Campus Services Complex

Language Lab (Linguistics)
AP&M, room 3432A  

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

Laptops for check-out
BLB Front Desk (UC San Diego only)

M: Maps, Media, Microforms...

Mailing Center

Campus | Library Floor Plans
Print copies available at the Information Desk

MatLab software (see also Library Software)
ETS (formerly ACMS) Labs (Contact ITS (formerly ACMS) Help Desk for updated locations)

Media Desk
Geisel 1st Floor West

Media Viewing Stations
Geisel 1st Floor West

Microform readers/scanners
Geisel West Commons

Molecular model sets
Not available at the Library. UC San Diego ACSSA lists sales under events. If none listed, contact them.

Motorist Assistance Program

N: New Books, Notary...

O: Obituaries, Off Campus Access, Office Hours...

The services offered by the Newspaper Room of the San Diego Public Library include searching for and producing obituaries and articles from the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Off-Campus Access
For assistance, contact ITS (formerly ACMS) Help Desk at 858.534.4357 or servicedesk@ucsd.edu

Office Hours
TAs and instructors wishing to meet with students on a regular or ad hoc basis are invited to do so in Geisel Library or Biomedical Library Building.  See details.

P: Parking, Photocopying, Popular Reading

Paper cutter
Geisel 1st Floor West | Geisel West Commons (near photocopier)

Parking for visitors

Pencil sharpener
Geisel Front Desk | Geisel 1st Floor West | Geisel West Commons

BLB (all floors) | Geisel Library (all floors) | Imprints at the Campus Services Center (Imprints at Geisel does only departmental copy work using an index number)

Photocopiers, color
BLB | Campus Services Center (Imprints at Geisel does only departmental copy work using an index number)

Photocopiers, large format and auto sheet feeders
Imprints at the Campus Services Center

Popular Science Collection

Postal services

Presentation Practice Rooms
BLB | Geisel East Commons

Library printers: use UC San Diego account or guest iAccess card
Geisel locations: Geisel 1st Floor West | West Commons | East Commons
For more information see Paying for Prints and Copies in the Library

Printing, Color
BLB | Geisel Tunnel Lab (1st Floor) | Geisel West Commons | Geisel East Commons

Printing, Laptop (wireless printing)

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

Proctoring service
UC San Diego Extension Butch Parreno or Debbie McAuliffe (6256 Greenwich Drive Suite 100 San Diego, CA. 92122) and mailing address: UC San Diego Extension 9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0172-S, La Jolla, CA. 92093-0172. Telephone: 619.534.3400 choose option 5, email: unex-proctor@ucsd.edu

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

Puzzles and Games
Geisel East Commons | Geisel West Commons

R: Research assistance, Restaurants...

S: Salaries, Scanners, Software...

Salary books, UC
Official title is "UC Compensation Report" (online 2010-current) | Also availalbe online via the Sacramento Bee database (catalog) | For further information on faculty salaries, please contact Kelly Maheu, Academic Affairs.

SAS Statistical Software
Data & GIS Lab [UCSD only; only Datacruncher]

BLB  |  Geisel West Commons (large format and book scanner)  |  Geisel East Commons | some ETS (formerly ACMS) labs  |  Imprints in Geisel Library (color scanning to USB: users can provide their own USB or can purchase a 4GB USB from Imprints)

Seuss Collection

Seuss Room
Meeting room located in alcove east of Special Collections & Archives in Geisel 2 West

Shuttle and bus services

Slide collection -- see Image Collections

Soft reserves

Special Collections (UC San Diego) Request System

SPSS Statistical Software
Data & GIS LabETS (formerly ACMS) Labs Sequoyah 142 and SSB (restricted access) | (Contact ETS (formerly ACMS) for updated locations)

Off-campus storage facility for UC libraries (Irvine, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Barbara). Items may be requested for delivery by any current UC student/staff/faculty (use Melvyl)

Stamps (US Postage)
UC San Diego Mailing Center | Bookstore Customer Service Desk (Price Center)

BLB Front Desk | BLB Commons Desk | Geisel East & West Commons Desks | Information Desk | Research Assistance Desk | Media Desk

Stapler, Heavy Duty (for 20+ pages)
BLB Front Desk | Information Desk | Media Desk

Stata/SE Statistical Software
Data & GIS LabETS (formerly ACMS) Labs Sequoyah 142 and SSB (restricted access) | (Contact ETS (formerly ACMS) for updated locations)

Stuart Collection
Guide available at Information Desk and online

Student employment opportunities in Library
Postings listed in Student Personnel Office window (Geisel East Commons) | View & apply online through Student Job Resources (Handshake)

Study areas
Quiet Study: Geisel 4th-7th floors  | BLB entire building
Additional Library Study Space | Commuter Concourse | University Centers Lounges | Campus Study Locations

Suggestions for Library
Drop box between Information Desk and Research Assistance Desk (Geisel West Commons) | Online Feedback form

T: Tape, Technology, Tours...

BLB Front Desk | BLB Commons Desk | Geisel East Commons Desk | Information Desk | Research Assistance Desk | Media Desk, Geisel 1st Floor West

Technology Lending Program inventory
Media Desk, Geisel 1st Floor West | Geisel East Commons Desk | select items available at Geisel Front Desk

Telephone, campus
In Geisel: Blue 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

UCSD Spaces | Library Course Reserves | UCSD Bookstore (Rent Textbooks)
Other sources include online retailers such as Amazon

Tours, Campus
Prospective Students| Visitors/General Public

Tours, Geisel Library

Tutoring service: OASIS  | Tutoring & Studying Programs by Department

None on campus (try Kinko's or public libraries)

U: UCSD....

V: Vending, Visitors...

W: Water, Whiteboards, Workshops

Water Fountains
Near each restroom Water fountains on Geisel Floors 4-7 unavailable due to construction Spring 2018

Water Refill Stations / Hydration Locations
Geisel East & West Commons | Geisel 1st Floor West | Geisel Floors 4-8 | BLB 1st Floor (near restrooms) | Campus Locations

Walk Stations 
Left of the Geisel East Commons Desk

Wheelchair-Accessible Workstations
near copiers behind Info Desk | Geisel Tunnel Lab (login required; adjustable height) | near Media Desk

All group study rooms
Markers/erasers available for checkout: BLB Front Desk | Geisel Front Desk | Media Desk | Geisel East Commons 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

Wireless access
Throughout the Library buildings | Network status | Wireless FAQ
UCSD Protected--Encrypted wireless network for UCSD students, faculty, and staff
UCSD Guest--Wireless access for guests (no access to library online resources)
EDUROAM - Wireless network for traveling personnel from participating member institutions

Workshops, Library

Writing Centers
UC San Diego | College-based resources