Monday, December 05, 2016

Human Rights Day

December is Human Rights Awareness Month


Human Rights Day is observed on December 10, in commemoration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights drafted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948.

This document was a milestone in paving the way to identify fundamental human rights that must be universally protected.

Article 1 of the Declaration states:
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.(Source: Universal Declaration of Human Rights, United Nations)

Visit our display on the third floor of the Library to learn more about Human Rights Awareness Month. We have books, e-books, articles, films, and more!

Friday, December 02, 2016

Ready? Set? GO!

Join us for extended hours this Saturday, December 3. The Library will be open 10 am - 4 pm.

Have a great Finals Week and a wonderful Winter Break!

Extended Hours at the Library

Thursday, December 01, 2016

We open at 7 am tomorrow!

Need to get a jump start on that paper? Looking for a little tutoring assistance or have a question for the librarian?

Good news -- we are open extended hours until December 7!

Extended Hours at the Library

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Website of the Week

Digital Collections at UC San Diego 

The UC San Diego Library Digital Collections website is a public search and discovery interface that currently features more than 50,000 digital objects, including documents, photographs, audio, video, and data sets, which reflect a range of materials collected, managed, and preserved by the Library to support teaching, learning and research. Content has been drawn from across the Library's collections with strengths in the areas of Baja California, Melanesia, Oceanography, and UC San Diego history. The Digital Collections website represents only a fraction of the materials available in the UC San Diego Library. Access to more content will increase over time. Items have been digitized from the original primary sources in our collections. (quote from website

The collection can be searched or browsed by collection, creator, format or topic. A variety of collections are included, such as Baja California Postcards, Dr. Seuss Political Cartoons, the papers of local Chicano activist Herman Baca, and a collection of ephemera related to Latin American political elections. Formats include text, images, videos and interviews. This is an excellent, academic resource for locating primary sources.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Otay Mesa Library - Extra Hours!

Prepping for finals? The Otay Mesa Library is open extra hours THIS Friday, December 2, 9 am - 12 pm.

The Higher Education Center at Otay Mesa has a diverse collection of books, Reserve textbooks, videos, computers, group study rooms, and a librarian who can assist you with your research!

See you at the Library!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Open longer hours beginning today!

Extended hours at the Library begin today!

Friday, November 25, 2016

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