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Geisel Library

College Library
Torrey Pines, La Jolla
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  • Brandon K.
    "Great place to study now, outlets are abundant and very quiet."(5 Tips)
    Meredith
    "Check out some of the original Dr. Seuss manuscripts on floor 2!"(3 Tips)
    Las Vegas M.
    "world’s largest collection of original Dr. Suess manuscripts"(2 Tips)
    John P.
    "Pretty quiet and nice place to study, while CLICS can..."(5 Tips)
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  • Tim D.
    Tim DengJune 10
    Great library. Visit if for the architecture. Remember that the higher you go, the quieter it is.
  • Meredith
    MeredithDecember 29, 2014
    Check out some of the original Dr. Seuss manuscripts on floor 2!
  • Tommy Y.
    Tommy YangNovember 13, 2014
    Wi-Fi is completely unusable during final weeks.
  • Irina
    IrinaAugust 15, 2014
    Ah, yes. The crown jewel of the campus.
  • Everyday
    EverydaySeptember 21, 2013
    The only reason why a tourist would go to UCSD. Breathtaking!
  • Brandon K.
    Brandon KimJune 9, 2013
    Great place to study now, outlets are abundant and very quiet. Even a couple study rooms available with whiteboards.
  • Eric N.
    Eric NormanMarch 11, 2012
    24 hour access for grad students. Sign up for a card at the desk.
  • Shari C.
    Shari CohenJanuary 26, 2012
    Visit the arts library downstairs and wAtch a movie.
  • Las Vegas M.
    Las Vegas MannequinsDecember 4, 2011
    The Geisel Library houses the world’s largest collection of original Dr. Suess manuscripts and other materials. Dr. Seuss (Ted Geisel) was a one-time resident of La Jolla.
  • Mike D.
    Mike DemontoNovember 15, 2011
    There's a lot of desks with power outlets, which I like. Some do not work, the individual desks on the end for example.
  • Ami P.
    Ami PatelOctober 14, 2011
    Sitting at the top west side will likely blind you for most of the afternoon, but be sure to take a study break and check out the last few minutes of sunset.
  • Jeremy D.
    Jeremy DouglassAugust 3, 2011
    There are self-checkout stations, with the book thumper and everything. Significantly more fun than at the grocery store.
  • Yolanda B.
    Yolanda BulthuisJune 23, 2011
    Summer hours: open at 7:30am most days, close 8-10pm weekdays.
  • Serena S.
    Serena SadatMarch 31, 2011
    See the sunset from the eight floor it's really beautiful, but be really quiet up there.
  • Andrew H.
    Andrew HwangMarch 9, 2011
    If you're on the upper levels and people are chit chatting and talking loud~ don't hesitate to tell them to grow up and stfu.
  • Christian M.
    Christian M.March 1, 2011
    Need a book that's checked out? Use interlibrary loan!
  • Keri R.
    Keri RobinsonFebruary 11, 2011
    GIS lab is downstairs to the left when you enter. Higher floors are great for studying since the view is a nice distraction.
  • Sean B.
    Sean BarryJanuary 17, 2011
    Who needs friends when you have Geisel
  • John P.
    John PhamDecember 1, 2010
    Pretty quiet and nice place to study, while CLICS can get loud during peak times. Just cross the street after Library Walk ends. Watch out for hidden puddles that form on the sidewalk when it rains
  • Chhai M.
    Chhai MeasNovember 29, 2010
    Top is known to be crazy quiet but bottom floors are group whisper to light talk friendly.
  • Michael C.
    Michael CauseyNovember 9, 2010
    Get notes from your classes at AS Lecture Notes!
  • Sarah D.
    Sarah DuhJune 27, 2010
    Toilet paper here is 2-ply!
  • conbon
    conbonApril 10, 2010
    Named after Dr. Seuss
  • Marlo
    MarloMarch 3, 2010
    858-534-3336 Parking is free on Saturday & Sunday. Online research help 24/7. Read more
  • Steven V.
    Steven VanderbergJanuary 19, 2010
    Sometimes it's just nice to go up to the top of Geisel and enjoy the views without studying.
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