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Create Your Academic Success Here

Your academic success at UC Davis depends in large part on the University Library. The resources there help you add depth and breadth to what you learn in the classroom.

In fact, students who use university libraries earn higher grades and become active lifelong learners.

10 million library assets

Think of the extensive assets that you can use: 10 million items, including books, journals, databases, music, maps, and photos, among other resources in print and digital formats. You’ll have extensive borrowing privileges just by being a UC Davis student.

The library has an expert staff of librarians to help you find and use the right information for your research projects.

The main library building, Shields Library, has earned the vote of confidence from our students as the best place to study at UC Davis. It’s easy to get to since it’s in the core of the campus.

24-Hour Study Room

Check out the 24-Hour Study Room in Shields Library to find study space (including two group study rooms) for the many times that you will need to focus on papers, midterms or finals.

Our library also works with the bookstore and professors to deliver class information and educational materials directly to your desktop.