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White Paper from LASC Now Available

December 21, 2023

The UC Merced Library White Paper (June 2023) was written in response to a charge from former Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Gregg Camfield to the UC Merced Academic Senate Committee on Library and Scholarly Communication (LASC) to articulate the Library’s contributions to UC Merced’s mission of research, teaching, and service.

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UC Merced Library Annual Report (AY 2022-2023)

December 19, 2023

The UC Merced Library’s Annual Report for AY 2022-2023 is now available. We are excited to share noteworthy exhibits, events and acquisitions, our contributions to student learning & belonging, and how we are building expertise & celebrating our achievements.

Collections Update

November 28, 2023

Because of decreased campus financial support, the UC Merced Library will cancel access to several electronic information resources as of January 1, 2024.

Livingston Incorporates, The Chronicle Sept 8, 1922
City of Livingston Celebrates 100 Years
Author: Emily S. Lin

September 12, 2022

This September, the City of Livingston celebrates the centennial of its incorporation. As a result of cooperative efforts between UC Merced Library, campus partners, and Livingston partners, two online resources are now available for the public to learn more about Livingston’s history.

New Systemwide Electronic Resources (2021)

December 9, 2021

In the past few months, UC libraries acquired a group of new resources using monies from the University Provost and a fund designed to improve systemwide access to scholarly sources.

Transportation to Inter-County Walnut Growers’ Field Day, 1927-09-03. Image courtesy: UC Merced, UC Cooperative Extension Archive.
Calisphere Soars Past Two Million Digital Primary Resource Items!

August 5, 2021

Calisphere's digital collection includes resources from over 300 organizations in the State of California, including collections from the UC Merced Library.

Women's Studies Archive Now Available

April 8, 2021

UC Libraries have access to two new modules focused on women's voices and feminism on a global level, part of the Women's Studies Archive.

Cesar Chavez Photographs Discovered In Ernest Lowe Collection

March 29, 2021

Historical photos of Latino American civil rights activist Cesar Chavez were discovered as part of the Ernest Lowe Collection. Read the full UC Merced News story.
Photo: Cesar Chavez during a march from Delano to Sacramento, 1966. Ernest Lowe Collection. UC Merced Library.

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With Fire Threatening, National Parks Turn to UC Merced for Help Preserving History

October 22, 2020

UC Merced's Newsroom reports on UC Merced Library's role in bringing the archives of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (SEKI) to campus due to fire risk. This piece speaks to the rescue effort, potential for on-going collaboration, and the rich resources located in the archive.

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eBooks Now Available on the Project Muse Platform

October 14, 2020

UC libraries have acquired perpetual access 10,000 ebooks, from university presses and scholarly publishers. These are now available on the Project Muse platform. Book chapters are available as PDFs for download.