New Locations of Science and Engineering Library/Chemistry Collection
Since the Science and Engineering Library (SEL)/Chemistry closed on June 30, 2010, its chemistry and physics collections have been relocated to keep them accessible to users. Their new locations are as follows:
- Reference materials: SEL/Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, 8270 Boelter Hall
- Print reserves materials: SEL/Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
- Unbound periodicals: SEL/Geology-Geophysics, 4697 Geology Building
- Books and bound periodicals: Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, 12-077 Center for the Health Sciences.
These new locations are reflected in UCLA Library Catalog and Melvyl records.
Users are encouraged to ask public service staff in the libraries for assistance, particularly in the Biomedical Library, where the items are shelved in several different locations. The books are in the reading room on the first floor, while the journals are dispersed among the library’s open stacks and some staff-only areas on several floors. Biomedical Library staff can provide a map of locations and personal assistance when necessary.
Questions about collection locations and about billing for items formerly housed in SEL/Chemistry can be directed to Daniel Contreras by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at extension 53342. Questions about collection development for chemistry and physics materials can be directed to Elaine Adams by email at email@example.com or by phone at extension 52649, and questions about instruction involving chemistry or physics materials can be directed to Courtney Hoffner by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at extension 50190.
As explained in previous communications, these changes have been made in response to budgetary imperatives and changing usage patterns of the SEL/Chemistry facility and its physical collections. The UCLA Library’s primary objective remains to provide the faculty, students, and staff in UCLA’s acclaimed programs in the life and physical sciences, as well as its researchers who receive millions of dollars annually in research grants, with the collections, services, and facilities they need.