Walter C. Langsam Library

walter c. langsam library

Location Information


Note: A UC ID or a valid photo ID is required for entry after 6pm.

Desk@ Langsam Hours (August 27-December 15)

  • Monday- Thursday : 7:45am- 10:45pm
  • Friday: 7:45am-5:45pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am -5:45pm
  • Sunday: 12PM-10:45pm
4th Floor Hours
  • Monday- Sunday:  24/7

* During Closures and Break, the 4th floor closes when the desk at Langsam closes.

Exceptions (University Closures & Breaks)

  • Labor Day, Monday, September 3: Closed
  • Veterans’ Day, Monday, November 11: Closed
    • Desk closes on 11/10 at 6pm; 4th floor closes at 11pm
  • Thanksgiving, Thursday & Friday, November 28 & 29: Closed
    • Desk closes on 11/27 at 6pm; 4th floor closes at 11pm
  • Friday, December 13: 7:45am-6pm
  • Saturday, December 14: 10am-5pm


Winter Seasonal Days, December 24-January 1:

  •  Closed

Break: December 16-January 13

  • Monday−Friday: 8am−5pm
  • Saturday−Sunday: Closed 


Additional Services in Langsam Library

Langsam Library has several group study rooms available for reservation. Please visit the room reservation page for details

Langsam Library News

UC Libraries Closed Thanksgiving

UC Libraries will be closed Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 for Thanksgiving, with the exception of the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library, which will be open Friday, November 29 from noon – 5:00pm. Regular library hours will resume Saturday, November 30. This closing includes the Langsam Library 4th floor space, which will […]

The Benjamin Gettler Papers Processing Project Now Complete

By:  Alex Temple, Benjamin Gettler Papers Project Archivist The Benjamin Gettler papers processing project has come to a close, but I wanted to write one more entry about efforts to ensure the lasting usability of the collection.  As I’ve explored and processed the collection, I found a broad range of material making up the scope […]

UC Libraries Closed Monday, Nov. 11 for Veterans Day. HSL to Remain Open 9am-5pm.

UC Libraries will be closed Monday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day, except for the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library, which will be open 9am to 5pm. This closing includes the Walter C. Langsam Library 4th floor space, which will close Sunday, Nov. 10 at 11pm and re-open Tuesday, November 12 at 7:45am. […]

The Month in WordPress: November 2019

November has been a big month in the WordPress community. New releases, big events, and a push for more contributors have characterized the work being done across the project — read on to find out more! The release of WordPress 5.3 “Kirk” WordPress 5.3 was released on November 12, and is available for download or […]

WordPress 5.2.4 Update

Late-breaking news on the 5.2.4 short-cycle security release that landed October 14. When we released the news post, I inadvertently missed giving props to Simon Scannell of RIPS Technologies for finding and disclosing an issue where path traversal can lead to remote code execution. Simon has done a great deal of work on the WordPress […]

WordPress 5.3 “Kirk”

Version 5.3 of WordPress is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. The new editor continues to become more refined with intuitive interactions, a focus on accessibility, and a more consistent look & feel. A fresh new default theme is shipping with this release too, that puts blocks to good use and lets all users have more control over how their content appears.

The Walter C. Langsam Library, the central library, contains over 1,000,000 volumes in the social sciences and humanities, as well as over 200,000 volumes in government depository collections of state, federal and international documents. Many library services are housed in Langsam Library, including the Student Technology Resources Center, Multimedia Services, Library Instruction, and general reference services. The Writing Center, the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CET&L), and the Faculty Enrichment Center call Langsam home.