Archive for the ‘Services’ Category

Take our survey on your printing, copying, and scanning needs

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

We want to know about your library printing, copying, and scanning needs. Please take a moment to answer our quick survey.

<submitted by Bob Freel>

24/7 Reference at the UCLA Libraries

Friday, May 27th, 2011

It’s 4:30 in the morning, and you need help figuring out where to look for sources for your research paper that’s due the next day. No need to panic! Even when the Biomedical Library is closed, you can still get reference help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through the Library’s Ask a Librarian service. Just type your question into the chat box, and a knowledgeable academic librarian will be right with you to help you find the information you need. Since reference is provided through a cooperative service, the librarian you chat with may be from a different academic library instead of UCLA.

Don’t forget that there are lots of ways to get in touch with a librarian who will be happy to help you with your questions. Learn more about how to contact the Library by visiting the Reference and Research Help page or just drop by and see us at the Biomed Library Public Service Desk, Monday through Friday from 1 to 5 p.m.

<submitted by Lisa Federer>

Extended Hours for the End of the Year

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Heads up, Biomed bibliophiles! Your favorite time of the quarter is coming up: tenth week and finals week. This means you have the opportunity to spend more time at the Biomedical Library as we are open with extended hours to provide you extra cramming time. Please note that Monday, May 30, is Memorial Day, and the library will only be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. History and Special Collections will be closed on Memorial Day and open 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and by appointment (12:30 – 4:30 p.m.) Monday through Friday.

Library hours effective Monday, May 30 – Friday, June 10:

  • Monday (5/30), 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday-Friday (5/31-6/3), 7:30 a.m. – midnight
  • Saturday (6/4), 9 a.m. – midnight
  • Sunday (6/5), 10 a.m. – midnight
  • Monday-Thursday (6/6-9), 7:30 a.m. – midnight
  • Friday (6/10), 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Summer intersession is Saturday, June 11, through Sunday, June 19. The Biomedical Library will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, closed on weekends. There will be no reference service during intersession. One on one consultations with biomedical librarians are available for UCLA faculty, staff, and students during intersession and can be requested online.

<submitted by Irene Chang>

Become a Biomed Library Fan on Facebook!

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Did you know the Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library is on Facebook? Our page currently has 4 main sections: wall, info, photos, and discussions. The wall is like a bulletin board on which you can write notes, ask reference questions or comment on a post. The Wall includes all postings to the Biomed Blog. The Info tab includes contact information for the library. The photos section includes photographs of the Biomed Library and spotlights study areas available in the library. Watch this area closely. Photos of the brand new Research Commons on the first floor will be added to this section after completion this summer. We encourage you to use the Discussions section to discuss topics that interest you related to the Biomed Library. To Facebook users: becoming a fan of the Biomed Library is an easy way for you to stay up-to-date with new library resources and services.

<submitted by Paul Camp>

UCLA Goes Mobile!

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Getting information on the go just got easier with UCLA mobile.  The site can be accessed from any mobile device by visiting  Users will find a wide variety of up-to-date information about everything UCLA.  News and Happenings sections keep users informed about what’s going on around campus.  An interactive campus map and BruinBus timetables make navigating the campus easier.  Links to UCLA’s YouTube and iTunes provide access to online lectures, podcasts, and UCLA sports highlights.

UCLA mobile has also made it easier to find information about the Libraries using a mobile device.  The site lists Library hours, contact information, and maps.  Live updates show the number of CLICC laptops currently available for checkout at each Library location.  Access to the Library catalog is available through WorldCat Mobile Web, allowing users to search for materials and find out if they’re available at the Libraries.  There’s even a chat widget for getting help from a reference librarian using UCLA’s Ask a Librarian service.

Many additions to the site are currently under development, so be sure to check UCLA mobile often to see what’s new!

<submitted by Lisa Federer>

Winter Closure for Campus Libraries

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

All UCLA Library facilities (including the Biomedical Library) will be closed from Saturday, December 18, 2010 through Sunday, January 2, 2011 as part of the campus wide Winter Holiday closure. Libraries will begin the winter quarter schedule on Monday, January 3. See the UCLA Library web site for more detailed information.


The Graduate Reading Room will be available until 4 p.m., Wednesday, December 20, 2010.  The reading room will be closed from 4 p.m., December 20, 2010, until 7:30 a.m., January 3, 2011.

Special Hours for School of Medicine Exams

The Biomedical Library is providing additional hours to accommodate School of Medicine exams:

  •             Saturday & Sunday, December 18 & 19, 1 – 5 p.m.
  •             Monday – Wednesday, December 20 – 22, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Only School of Medicine students with Bruin ID will be admitted.

Biomedical Library Thanksgiving Weekend Hours

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Biomedical Library’s hours for Thanksgiving Weekend:

  • Wednesday, November 24, 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Thanksgiving Day, November 25, Closed
  • Friday, November 26, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 27, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 28, 1 – 10 p.m.

<submitted by Paul Camp>

UC Libraries Academic e-Book Survey

Monday, October 11th, 2010


Tell the UC Libraries What You Think: E-Book Survey
The UC Libraries are surveying UC faculty, students, and staff about their preferences when using print and e-books for academic work. Your participation in this survey is essential to help the UC libraries plan future purchases and services. This link to the survey will be active from Monday, October 11, through Monday, October 25.

The survey asks several specific questions about Springer e-books. You do not have to have used Springer e-books, or any e-books to participate; your feedback will be valuable regardless. It should take no more than ten minutes to complete the survey. Participation is entirely voluntary, and your responses will be anonymous.

<submitted by Janet Carter>

Deposit, Save, Share, Find That Content and Data: New UC3 Services Launched

Friday, September 17th, 2010

The University of California Curation Center (UC3) is excited to be launching three new services September 15 and 17, 2010. They include Merritt (named for CDL’s close neighbor, Lake Merritt), a tool for the UC community to manage, archive and share their content safely, persistently and for the long term, EZID (ee-zee-eye-dee), and JHOVE2. EZID provides researchers a way to persistently identify and access a scholar’s research such as datasets, critical to the long-term distribution and availability of the work, and JHOVE2 is improved software for managing digital collections. UC campus colleagues have also contributed to the enhancements of these tools.

Please contact UC3 for more information and refer researchers with long term access and preservation needs.

(These services are a part of UC3’s strategy for curation micro-services


Biomedical Library Hours: Intersession and Summer

Friday, June 11th, 2010

Intersession Hours: June 12 – 20:

  • Saturday & Sunday, June 12 & 13, Closed
  • Monday – Friday, June 14 – 18, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday, June 19 & 20, Closed

Summer Hours: June 21 – September 22:

  • Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, Closed
  • Sunday, 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Please note that the library will be closed on July 4 and 5 in honor of Independence Day.

<submitted by Bob Freel>