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9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92093-5004
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Reviewed March 31, 2019

The building is a wonder to see, but the snake part leading to it is even better. Take the time to walk the path and enjoy being in another world for awhile.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank marjorie c
Reviewed January 9, 2019

Walk all around the outside to see this stunning library from all angles, rising above the landscape and nestled into the ground, either tree-like or cave-like. Artworks surround it. Notice the metal tree, the snake walk, the sun goddess, and the inspirational message. The interior...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kitty272727
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Located in the centre of the UCSD campus you have to marvel at the architecture, the glass walls reflect the sky giving the appearance that the concrete floors are floating. You can enter as a visitor and didn't need any special passes. On the ground...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

This building was probably the highlight of our UCSD tour and when I think of UCSD, this building is the image that pops into my mind.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Nicole L
Reviewed August 25, 2018

It does have something. As soon as you see the building of the library with its rugged, industrial and raw looks it captures you. Mind you, if you go on a hot sunny day like we did there is an added feeling of this, as...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Carlo W
Reviewed April 29, 2018

I was a student right after the library was built, and I still take visitors to see this magnificent structure. It is a thing of beauty. Not only is the architecture reminiscent of the space age, but there is an outdoor sculpture leading up to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 13, 2018

The Geisel library, the main UCSD library, can inspire readers, students, architects, and everyone. In addition to the books and periodicals, you'll find artwork in the main lobby and various public talks held in the Geisel Room. Feast your eyes on this architectural delight that...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed October 13, 2017

This main library on the UCSD campusis inspiring indoors and out. In addition to the books and periodicals you'll find artwork in the main lobby. Outdoors beware of fast skateboarders, but do look for the talking tree that's part of the Stuart art collection spread...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed September 28, 2017

This was one of the first, and certainly most, distinctive structures build at the University of California, San Diego. It 'officially' opened in 1970 but it was in use when I started my tenure at UCSD in 1968. It is frequently used advertising material and...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed August 27, 2017

I found visiting Geisel Library on the UC San Diego campus to be a most worthwhile investment of my vacation time. As an architecture buff, I think it is a wonderful example of brutalist style, which I generally dislike. This library, however, shows off more...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Please the name of corean architect who lives in L.Jolla