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Literatures in English: Library Resources: Basic Information about Geisel Library

This page lists sources that cover multiple periods, genres, and/or nationalities. See additional resources in the "Historical Literary Period" and "Geographical Region" pages.


Library hours are here.

Computing, Printing, Copying, Wi-Fi

Information about wireless connectivity in the Library and access to computer workstations in the Library is here.  

Go here for information about using printers (including wireless printing) and photocopiers in Geisel Library.

RefWorks & EndNote

Currently, the Library underwrites campus access to RefWorks and EndNote bibliographic management software systems. For frequently asked questions, online tutorials, and a schedule of live workshops, click here.

Remote Access to Digital Resources

Information about accessing online resources licensed by the UCSD Library from off-campus is here.

Circulation & Reserve

Information about borrowing privileges, loan periods, using your library account, initiating interlibrary loan requests, fines, and general circulation policies is here.

Information about placing material on course reserves and about borrowing materials on reserve is here.


My Library Account

To see a current list of items checked out to you, renew items you have borrowed, create or reset your PIN, click here.  

About Ebooks

For information about the various formats and functionalities of ebook platforms available at the UCSD Library, and how to download them to your reading device, click here.

Contact Us

A recording with basic library information can be heard by dialing 858-534-3336.

To set up a research consultation or comment on the Library's collections and resources in English-language literatures, contact Rob Melton by email ( or phone (858-534-7573).

To request that the Library acquire a particular resource, contact me or use this form (which may not come directly to me). 

To get a general or reference question answered as quickly as possible, by chat, text message, email, or phone, go here.

To determine and contact a subject specialist in a subject other than English-language literatures, consult this list.

To determine and contact library administrators, including department and unit heads and functional coordinators, consult this list.