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UCM Library: Welcome, new students!

A guide for incoming and transfer students to library resources and services

Welcome to the UCM Library!

Welcome, Bobcats! The UC Merced Library offers services and millions of resources and materials that will help you succeed in your college career. We're glad you're joining us!

See our visual guide to the library in the box below to learn more about us, and the page on library resources and services to learn more about what we offer.

The UCM Library in pictures

The Kolligian Library Building, seen from Scholars Lane Bridge.

The Kolligian Library Building, seen from Scholars Lane Bridge.

This is a view of the Kolligian Library Building from Scholars Lane Bridge. The Library occupies the second, third, and fourth floors of the east wing of this building.

The UCM Library Second Floor services desk.

The UCM Library Second Floor Services Desk

There's a Services Desk on the second floor of the Library, next to the Library entrance. You can get reference and research assistance here, as well as check out library materials, get help finding library resources, and other services.

A student looks for books in the library stacks

While the Library has many print and physical materials, we also hold many digital/online materials, including over 900 databases and many millions of e-books, online journals, streaming videos, and more.

A view of the library stacks
Library

The Library is a comfortable, climate-controlled, and safe place to study. Whether you're part of a study group or you just want to concentrate on your work by yourself, you'll find a space in the Library. Study spaces include carrels or "pods," tables and chairs with lamps, or collaborative work spaces. All are equipped with electrical outlets so that you can recharge your devices while you work.

fourth floor study area
McFadden-Willis Reading Room on the fourth floor of the Library

The McFadden-Willis Reading Room on the fourth floor of the Library is a well-lit, comfortable place to study that is reserved for silent study. It's a great place to work if you need a very quiet space.

Another view of the McFadden-Willis Reading Room

Another view of the McFadden-Willis Reading Room.

The Lantern Cafe seen from the second floor of the Library

The Lantern is on the first floor of the Kolligian Library Building. It's open 24/7, and has tables, chairs and booths with electrical outlets for study.

The Lantern Cafe, seen from the second floor

The Lantern Café offers coffee, tea, and snacks.

The UCM Library booth at Bobcat Day 2022

The Library participates in many outreach events on campus. Here's our booth at Bobcat Day 2022. Librarians and library student workers are chatting with prospective new Bobcats

The Kolligian Library Building at dusk

We hope you'll visit the Library soon!