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Geisel Library Closing Early September 9, 2016
On Friday, September 9, 2016, Brian E. C. Schottlaender, the Audrey Geisel University Librarian, will host the Library’s annual Dinner in the Library fundraiser in the Geisel Library building. To allow for preparation for this event, the 1st Floor (lower level) of Geisel West, including the Media Services Desk and the Brody Collaborative Study Space, […]
Look, A Book! Exhibition Celebrates Book Arts
The UC San Diego Library will host an exhibition of fine press books, limited edition books, fine bindings, and one-of-a-kind artists’ books in an exhibition to be held at Geisel Library from September 6 through October 16, 2016. Members of the public are invited to the opening reception for Look, A Book!, which is sponsored […]
15th Annual Paper Theatre Festival: The Smallest Show on Earth!
Celebrate the history, wonder and awe of Paper Theatre, a popular Victorian era theatrical souvenir and educational toy, with the UC San Diego Library. Saturday, August 20 – Sunday, August 21, 2016 Browse from noon – 4:00pm with impromptu activities & performances Monday, August 22, 2016 Browse from 10:00am – 1:00pm with a short, live […]
Library’s Annual Toy Piano Festival to Premiere “Suite 16” on Sept. 2 & 3
The UC San Diego Library’s popular signature event–now in its 16th year–will feature two performances this fall, the first at Geisel Library on Sept. 2, and a special collaboration with the San Diego Public Library at the Central Library on Sept. 3. The events, which will be directed by the UC San Diego Library’s Scott […]
Annual Dinner in the Library to Feature NPR’s Ari Shapiro Sept. 9
Fundraiser set in iconic Geisel Library building benefits UC San Diego Library’s greatest needs The University of California San Diego’s 13th annual Dinner in the Library—set in the iconic Geisel Library building—will take place Friday, Sept. 9, featuring Ari Shapiro, award-winning journalist and co-host of NPR’s popular radio news show, “All Things Considered.” Shapiro will […]
Abbreviated Hours at Audrey’s on August 14, 2016
Due to a private event, Audrey’s will only be open to the public from 3:00 – 7:00 pm on Sunday, August 14, 2016. Other Library spaces and services will be available as usual from noon – 8:00 pm. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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This channel serves as a conduit to the Library’s many outreach activities and events, ranging from author talks, faculty lectures, and special events, to concerts, film screenings, and behind-the-scenes interviews with students, librarians, and friends and supporters. We will be giving you a birds-eye view of some of our most treasured special collections and archives, including: our Dr. Seuss Collection, which comprises the original papers, illustrations, correspondence, and other materials of Theodor Seuss Geisel, known as Dr. Seuss; our American Institute of Wine and Food Culinary Collection, our Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages, and so many others.

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Brian E. C. Schottlaender
The Audrey Geisel University Librarian
UC San Diego Library