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About the DI Library

Hours, contact information, policies, and services of the DI Library

General Policies

Food and Drink

  • Drinks in closed containers are allowed
  • Food and drinks in open containers are not allowed.


  • Students are invited to use the Library as a collaborative work and study space. Students who require a quiet environment are invited to use one of the student workrooms on campus.


  • The Library gladly accepts donations of materials relevant to our collection, and magazines for our students to use in projects.
  • All donations become the property of the DI Library and may be processed or disposed of at the discretion of the Librarian.
  • Donations may be dropped off during regular Library hours.

Pandemic Status and Policies

Current status: the physical Library is OPEN!

The DI Library is open for the Fall 2021 semester Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. We will continue to provide virtual support by phone (858-566-1200 x 1019), email and Zoom during those hours. The Library will also provide remote services only on Fridays, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Your friendly Librarians, Lisa and Rebecca, are here to help with research, writing and citing. We will continue to offer no-contact pick-up of print library materials during the Fall semester.

Cleaning and Sanitizing

  • The DI Library is cleaned and sanitized on a regular basis according to DI cleaning and sanitizing guidelines. Staff members wear face coverings when handling library materials.
  • As we are basing policies on REALM (Reopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums) Project study results, all library print materials will be quarantined six days before being processed and made available to users.