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The University Library

530-752-8792; http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu

The University Library is an integral part of the University of California, Davis, and one of the top  research university libraries in the U.S. It also participates in and benefits from the collective activities of the University of California's system of libraries and the California Digital Library. The Library's omnidisciplinary and highly regarded collections and research services have long supported the faculty, students and researchers of the university, the health care professionals of the UC Davis Health System, and the citizens of California.

The Library's vision is to be the academic hub of UC Davis, advancing research, education, and innovation in a networked world. The Library  is an interdisciplinary resource for the entire community that enables transformative research and education through its provision of critical scholarship, tools, and services.

The University Library is comprised of four facilities: the Peter J. Shields Library, the Physical Sciences & Engineering Library, the Loren D. Carlson Health Sciences Library, and the F. William Blaisdell Medical Library in Sacramento. The combined physical collections of the University Library total more than 4 million volumes. An extensive variety of journal titles, government documents, maps, microfilms, media, and other formats are also part of the collection. The law library, administered by the School of Law, is located in King Hall. The Library also has extensive digital holdings, such as e-journals and e-books and digital materials collected from the UC Davis community. These online collections are available anytime from anywhere, to support the needs of 21st Century scholars. The campus wireless network is available within all libraries and connects authorized users to library and campus resources and services.

Library services and resource information is available at http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu. In addition, the Library's online catalogs identify library collections at UC Davis and at the other nine UC campuses. The Library provides classes on the use of modern online tools for finding and using digital content, as well as subject specific electronic journals and databases. Subject specialist and teaching librarians and digital scholarship experts are available for consultation to identify and use information resources for research, and to use those resources for new types of scholarship.
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Updated: March 22, 2017 10:38 AM