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Get Started with Research

UC Library Search Launching July 27, 2021

UC Library Search, the University of California Libraries' new discovery tool, launches on July 27, 2021.  It will replace Roger as UC San Diego's library catalog and Melvyl as the way to discover items across the University of California system. For more information, please see our UC Library Search Information Page or the University of California Libraries Project Page.

Welcome to the UC San Diego Library

Library logoNew to The Library?  Use this guide to get to know us and to get started on your research. Spend a little time exploring the tabs at the top and be sure to check out the tutorial videos and links sprinkled throughout this guide to become better acquainted with us, our services, and our resources. 

General Library Info

  • Setting up off-campus access. Connect with the VPN to access journal articles and other electronic resources from home.

Need help with off-campus access?  Contact the ACMS Help Desk.

Call:  (858) 534-2267                              

Email: acms-help@ucsd.edu

* Why do I need to set up the VPN? The Library's agreements with vendors only covers current UC San Diego faculty, staff, and students, therefore we must authenticate in order for you to use them off-campus.