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UC Merced Newsroom: After 18-Month Closure Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, UC Merced Library Reopening Its Doors
Author: Juan Flores


August 12, 2021


Read the full article released August 12, 2021 by UC Merced Newsroom.

Yes, we are open! Come on in, we would love to see you!
Library Hours- Fall 2021


July 1, 2021


We have missed you! The Library will reopen for limited hours on August 16th. Read the full article for more details.

Library Services During Winter Break (2020-2021)


December 10, 2020


As UC Merced’s closure for Winter Break approaches, we’ve outlined more specifics about the availability of library services. We look forward to supporting your research and teaching in 2021!

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Pilot Program- The Lantern Will Temporarily Open to Students as a Study Space


November 6, 2020


Pilot Study Space Program- The first floor of the Library Lantern will temporarily open to students as a study space through November 24th.

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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.

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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...