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UC San Diego Library

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.

For more information, call the UC San Diego Library at (858) 534-0134 or visit