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Historical Timeline

In celebration of the Geisel Library building’s 50th anniversary, this historical timeline catalogs major milestones in the Library’s history. The contents include information ranging from the initial construction of the building and renovations, to university librarian appointments and special collection acquisitions. We invite you to take a virtual journey back in time and learn more about the heart of UC San Diego’s campus, Geisel Library.

Pop Culture Timeline

Geisel Library, being the icon that it is, has been a popular location for filming and photo shoots over the years—it has even served as the inspiration for musicians’ album cover art.

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