Academic Divisions and Library

Each academic division at UC Santa Cruz emphasizes interdisciplinary inquiry and experiential learning. UC Santa Cruz seeks to make specific investments in the initiatives and facilities that each division needs. These investments are key to maintaining and growing UC Santa Cruz’s commitment to academic excellence and to work that is as disruptive as it is extraordinary.

UC Observatories


The University of California Observatories (UCO) is a multi-campus research unit. We operate the Lick Observatory, the technical labs at UC Santa Cruz and UCLA, and we are a managing partner of the Keck Observatory in Hawaii. We are the center for the UC participation in the Thirty-Meter Telescope (TMT) project.

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UC Santa Cruz Library


The University Library is home to McHenry Library, Science & Engineering Library, Special Collections and Archives, and extensive online resources that serve students and researchers on campus and off campus.

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