McHenry and Science & Engineering Libraries


McHenry Library Science & Engineering Library
Your University Library is here to help you succeed! We provide the collections, services, and study spaces you will need to get the most out of your UCSC experience.

The Library has two locations. McHenry Library is in the center of campus, a short walk from Quarry Plaza. McHenry houses our arts, humanities, and social sciences collections, as well as Special Collections, the Media Center, and the Digital Scholarship Commons. There is great food at the Global Village Café, over 100 computer workstations, and 20 reservable group study rooms.

The Science & Engineering Library (S&E) is on Science Hill and houses our collections in the Physical & Biological Sciences and Engineering. You'll find our Video Gaming Lab here, as well as over 50 public computer workstations, and 8 reservable group study rooms.

Both libraries offer printing and scanning, course reserves, Interlibrary Loan, and laptops for checkout. Visit either library to set up your library account. It's easy—it's the same card as your UCSC ID.

The online library is always open! Access our catalog, ebooks, and 300+ article databases here.

Library hours (both libraries are open late for finals week)
Ask-a-Librarian for research help 24/7

831-459-5185 (McHenry)
831-459-5300 (S&E)