Library Reopening Update
August 26, 2020
Though the Kolligian Library Building is currently closed, we plan to open the building when it can be done safely. Any decisions related to reopening library spaces are predicated on the prevalence of COVID-19 transmission within the county.
Library Reopening Update- Fall 2020
August 13, 2020
Will the library reopen this Fall? A brief update on the status of the UC Merced Library.
Fourth Floor Library Renovation
September 20, 2019
The library's newly renovated 4th floor offers students a comfortable place for quiet study.
LibraryCAVE Brings Virtual Reality and Big Data Into the Classroom
Author: University Communications
January 19, 2018
Professor Nicola Lercari is leading his students on a tour of Palenque, the ancient Mesoamerican city that flourished at the peak of Maya civilization. They’re exploring the altar atop the Temple of the Cross, inspecting it from all angles and scrutinizing every detail.
But they’re not in Mexico. Lercari and his students are on the second floor of the UC Merced Library, standing before a triptych of high-definition monitors, which they view through 3-D glasses. Lercari navigates the first-person, 360-degree panoramic tour using an Xbox controller. Passers-by stop to ask questions.
“It’s a new class,” explains teaching assistant Anais Guillem. “World Heritage 110: 3-D Modeling Cultural Heritage. And this is the LibraryCAVE.”
The LibraryCAVE is a smaller version of UC Merced’s Wide-Area Visualization Environment (WAVE) system, a 20-screen VR multiplex that allows researchers to navigate interactive 3-D renderings of complex structures. The WAVE is a powerful tool...