About the UC San Diego Library

Great Research Starts Here

The UC San Diego Library, ranked among the nation's top 25 public academic libraries, plays a critical role in advancing and supporting the university's research, teaching, patient care, and public service missions. The world-renowned research for which UC San Diego is known starts at the UC San Diego Library, which provides the foundation of knowledge needed to advance cutting-edge discoveries in a wide range of disciplines, from healthcare and science to public policy and the arts.

The Knowledge Resources You Need—When You Need Them

The UC San Diego Library provides access to more than 7 million digital and print volumes, journals, and multimedia materials to meet the knowledge demands of scholars, students, and members of the public. We

  • provide 24/7 digital access to more than 588,000 e-books
  • purchase and make available more than 42,000 e-periodicals
  • provide access to about 300,000 items from our digitized collections
  • have digital streaming rights for more than 28,000 films

The Library’s vast resources and services are accessed more than 87,500 times each day via the Library’s website. Browse our catalog and other resources from your smart phone or tablet with our mobile app: http://libraries.ucsd.edu/m

Technology Leaders Advancing Scholarship

The UC San Diego Library is widely recognized as an innovative leader in the development, management, and delivery of digital resources to support the university's world-class research and instruction. The first academic library in Southern California to partner with Google in its efforts to build a global digital library, the Library plays a leadership role in HathiTrust, an international partnership of 52 academic and research libraries committed to long-term digital preservation. The Library is also a partner in the university’s Research Cyberinfrastucture Initiative (RCI), which offers researchers the computing, network, and human infrastructure needed to create, manage, and share data.