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Orbach Library Enhancements: Third Floor Access Changes Ahead

In preparation for roof renovations in the Orbach Library, access changes affecting the third floor are ahead.
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UC Extends Open Access Agreement with Wiley

The University of California has extended its open access agreement with scholarly journal publisher Wiley for an additional three years.
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Happy Holidays from the UCR Library

Wishing you and your loved ones a joyful holiday season and a wonderful start to the new year.

Shannon Castro is our new Senior Director of Development

Shannon is the UCR Library's new Senior Director of Development.

Finals Week Stress Relief is Back!

Join the UCR Library and partners Monday, December 4 - Thursday, December 14 for giveaways, contests, therapy fluffies (therapy dogs), finals tutoring, and more!

Celebrating 50 Years of the Women's Resource Center

A new exhibit is on display in the Tomás Rivera Library that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Women's Resource Center.

Native American Heritage Month Digital Collection

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with our digital collection!

ACRL Spotlight: Janet Reyes

Janet Reyes, Geospatial Information Librarian, is the ACRL Member of the Week for October 30, 2023.
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Creat’R Lab Staff Deliver Keynote on 3D Printing Revolution

This year’s MSC Training Symposium took place April 4-7, 2023, and included the UCR Library’s Brendon Wheeler and Alvaro Alvarez.
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Join us Nov. 3 for our #AskAConservatorDay Q&A

Are you curious about the secrets of preserving priceless artworks, artifacts, and historical treasures? If you have burning questions about the fascinating world of art conservation, you're in for a treat! The UCR Library's Conservator, Christina Bean, is thrilled to connect virtually with the UCR community and answer your questions on Ask a Conservator Day...
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Horror & Magic Digital Collection

We've curated a digital collection of spooky, fantastic, and thrilling books just for you! This collection includes ebooks from authors like Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, and more! UCR students, faculty, and staff can read these digital books for free from a computer, phone, or tablet. See the collection and start reading on OverDrive or add...
Image of a case for the Pop-Up Exhibit Banned Books Unleashed.

Pop-Up Exhibit: Banned Books Unleashed

Libraries around the United States have been faced with an unprecedented surge in attempted book bans. At the UCR Library, we not only reject such efforts to ban books, we see it as our solemn responsibility to make the diverse voices and experiences of the people that make up the United States available to all...

Fall Quarter 2023 Workshops and Meetups

The UCR Library offers a variety of free workshops and meetups every quarter. Check out what the Library is offering during fall quarter 2023 below. If you're interested, head over to the UCR Library's Eventbrite page or click the individual links below for more information and to register (make sure to register with your UCR...

UCR Library Celebrates Successful Completion of First Summer Digital Scholarship Program

The program provided undergraduate students with new skills and tools they’ll carry with them throughout their academic careers. As a concept, digital scholarship broadly refers to the use of digital tools or methods for scholarly activities like research, teaching, and publishing. The goal is to leverage digital tools and platforms to enhance the traditional scholarly...

Geospatial Information Librarian Creates Workbook to Aid Map Collection Reviews

In an effort to support the assessment and preservation of map collections in libraries, Janet Reyes, UCR Library’s Geospatial Information Librarian, developed a comprehensive workbook titled Conducting a Map Collection Review. This resource, made freely available through the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), aims to assist librarians and library staff, regardless of their...

Call for Submissions — Ancestral Futures: Speculative Imaginings from the Archive

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Ancestral Futures: Speculative Imaginings from the Archive An Arts & Literary Magazine from SCUA What stories can we find in the archives about Black, Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC)? Whose stories are missing, and what new creations can these archives (or the gaps in them) inspire? UCR Special Collections & University Archives...

One Desk, Two Services: Library Support/IT Support Desk

The UCR Library has partnered with UCR's Information Technology Solutions (ITS) to create a dual-function support center where the UCR community can receive library help and IT help. In mid-September, we transformed our Information Desks in Orbach and Rivera into the Library Support/IT Support Desk! One side of the desk is staffed by ITS and...

Hispanic Heritage Month Digital Collection

We’ve curated a digital collection of books that celebrate Hispanic authors and stories! National Hispanic Heritage Month occurs every year from September 15 to October 15. Our Hispanic Heritage Month digital collection includes a variety of books from Hispanic/Latinx authors, including romance, biographies, mysteries, and even cookbooks! UCR students, faculty, and staff can read these...

Introducing Jennifer Rodriguez, our new Director of Human Resources/Academic Personnel

We are excited to announce Jennifer Rodriguez as our new HR/Academic Personnel Director, effective September 14. Jennifer holds a Bachelor's degree in Health Policy & Administration from Penn State and a minor in Spanish. She has also earned several HR certifications, including Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and the Society for Human Resources Management...

Join us for an Archives Fair on October 10

October is National Archives Month and for the first time, UCR's Special Collections & University Archives is hosting an Archives Fair! Stop by to see us and our partners outside of the Tomás Rivera Library from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Tuesday, October 10. This fair will raise awareness of local history and archival...