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Take a Virtual Tour

Stroll through Geisel Library and explore the awe of the architectural design and vastness of our study spaces and resources.

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The Architecture

In June 1965, William Pereira & Associates was asked to design UC San Diego’s Central Library, now known as Geisel Library. Learn more about Pereira and the inspiration behind UC San Diego's most iconic building.

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Signature Events

To mark this special milestone, the Library invites members of the campus and local community to join us for a variety of events and activities to celebrate the history of Geisel Library and explore what the next 50 years have in store. All events are free and open to the public unless noted otherwise.

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Support the Library

Library Associates

In honor of Geisel Library’s 50th anniversary, we are proud to announce the creation of UC San Diego Library Associates. A gift of any size will immediately gain you membership.

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Ways to Give

While celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Geisel Library, we are actively identifying giving opportunities that will help us ensure Geisel Library remains as iconic on the inside as it is on the outside.

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In the News

View media clips featuring Geisel Library and gain access to a robust set of press kit materials.

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Share Your Favorite Memories

We invite students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the public to share their favorite and most lasting memories at Geisel Library on social media using #Geisel50. Be sure to follow the Library on social media to accompany us on this yearlong celebration.