Libraries

The Navigator 2012-14

The University Library collections are divided between two buildings: the collections in humanities, arts, and social sciences are housed in McHenry Library; books and periodicals in the natural and physical sciences are housed in the Science & Engineering Library. The collections include over 2.1 million books and nearly 37,000 journals. UCSC’s CRUZCAT catalog and UC’s Melvyl union catalog are available at both libraries, throughout the campus network, and to the general public. Most of the materials are in open stacks so that you can help yourself, and public-services staff are available if you need assistance. The Media Center, Government Publications, Special Collections and Archives,  and the Regional History Project are specialized units in McHenry Library. Online catalog and article database demonstrations are strongly recommended for learning how to use the library’s resources. Access to materials not in the library’s print collection is provided through the interlibrary loan service and online databases. A variety of study spaces, including group study rooms, are available at both locations. A full-service café is open most library hours in the McHenry Library foyer. For more information about library services and locations, visit the University Library web site. Most of the colleges also have study libraries with small collections.

Library hours during the regular academic quarter: Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m.–midnight; Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-midnight. Library hours are more restricted during quarter breaks and in the summer. For information, see the listing of library hours or call (831) 459-4000 for information on hours.

McHenry Library phone numbers: reference: 459-5171; circulation and reserve books: (831) 459-5185; book renewal: (831) 459-2756.

Science & Engineering Library phone numbers: circulation: (831) 459-5300; reference: (831) 459-2886; book renewal: (831) 459-5300.

Revised 10/10/12