Geisel Library

Geisel Library San Diego

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Geisel Library

What if I were to tell that there is a place that will make you feel like you are inside a modern treehouse perfect for reading? Well, the Geisel Library opens its doors Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm and weekends from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm for everyone who is ready for an intellectual adventure.

In honor of Audrey and Theodor Seus Geisel, this library was designed in 1970 by William Pereira (1909-1985). The building is located in the center of the University of California San Diego and it has been distinctive because of its Brutalist architecture. With over seven million volumes, it supports the educational goals of the university. Books, audios, videotapes, and photographs are just one of the few examples of items available for the audience. People from every faculty have access to the library collections to do some research or simply for fun.

The designer of the building intended this place to look like hands holding up a stack of books, which is a very ingenious way to build a library. All floors’ features are different, perfect for students to use computer laboratories or study spaces when needed. If you are curious to see how this place looks, make sure to explore its eight floors full of magic. It is definitely a place where you will find inspiration!

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