Supporting research, teaching and learning in every discipline, the UC Davis Library is the academic heart of the university. It encompasses four main libraries: Peter J. Shields Library, Physical Sciences & Engineering Library, Carlson Health Sciences Library and Blaisdell Medical Library. The library holds 10 million items in its collections, hosts more than 1.66 million visitors annually — 96 percent of whom are students — and is ranked among the top 100 academic research libraries in North America.
The library’s highly regarded research and academic services support the students and faculty of UC Davis, the health care professionals of UC Davis Health and the citizens of California. The library is an integral partner in the teaching, research and academic mission of UC Davis — one of the top 10 public universities in the nation and home to internationally renowned programs in agricultural sciences, environmental sciences and veterinary medicine.