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Buildings and Facilities

Library Buildings and Facilities

The UC Davis University Library consists of the Peter J. Shields Library, the Physical Sciences & Engineering Library, the Carlson Health Sciences Library, and the Blaisdell Medical Library in Sacramento. The library buildings and facilities have gone through a number of changes to address the needs of the growing campus. Here you will see the timeline covering the construction of the various library buildings that make up the UC Davis Library.

Early Buildings that housed the Library

Creamery Building, 1908-1915

Creamery Building

Classroom Building, 1915-1938

Classroom Building

Old Rec Hall, 1938-1940

Old Rec Hall

Shields Library (1940-present)

Library Administration, 1940-present

Library Administration

East Wing, 1964-present

East Wing

South Wing, 1967-present

South Wing

West Entrance, 1990-present

West Entrance

Agricultural and Resource Economics Library (1951-present)

Voorhies Hall, 1958-1994

Voorhies Hall


Ag Econ Library

Physical Sciences and Engineering Library (1971-present)

PSE Building

Loren D. Carlson Health Sciences Library (1977-present)

Surge II, 1966

Surge II Building

Medical Sciences 1B, 1977-present

HSL Building

F. William Blaisdell, M.D., Medical Library (1929-present)

Professional Building, 1974-2000

Professional Building

Redwood Building, 2000-2006

Redwood Building

Blaisdell Medical Library Building, 2006-present

Blaisdell Medical Library