Librarian working in the stacks
September 19, 2019

The UCR Library team has been busy all summer long, moving departments and collections to prepare for fall quarter 2019.

Here is a summary of what has changed since spring quarter:

In July, Elsevier suspended direct access to articles published in 2019 for the University of Calfornia. This article contains more details about who is affected, how to get the articles you need, and more.

A new open access agreement between Cambridge University Press and the University of California is now ready for author submissions.

The Music Library closed its doors on Friday, September 6. All music materials are now housed in the Rivera Library. See this article for more specifics.

Most of the collection materials formerly held in the Map Collection have been relocated to the first floor of Orbach Library, under the new Geospatial Resources section. This area is located outside the Creat'R Lab. A portion of the collection (lesser-used materials) is being moved to the basement of Rivera Library; these items will fall under the management of Special Collections & University Archives and will be available at a later date in the fall, once construction has been completed on the new Rivera basement space.

Items in the juvenile literature and Curriculum Resources collection are now located in the basement of Rivera Library, including puppets, manipulatives, teaching aids, and more.

The library switched from Melvyl to WorldCat Discovery for access to UC-wide collections in June. Update your Melvyl bookmarked links to: ucr.on.worldcat.org/discovery

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) moved its offices to behind the right side of the Circulation / Reserves Desk at Rivera Library. The new location puts ILL front-and-center, along with the rest of patron services at Rivera.

The library adopted a revised Fines & Fees structure in July, which should greatly benefit both the library and its patrons.

Lastly, our Collection Strategies department acquired several new databases, archives and reference works, which will enhance the library's existing collections.