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The Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library Graduate Reading Room is a 24-hour study space for graduate students in the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Public Health, as well as in the Life Sciences division of the College. Others may not use the facility. The Center for Health Sciences (CHS) security conducts daily BruinCard checks to ensure all users are following this policy.

The Graduate Reading Room is accessible from the 8th stack level of the Biomedical Library during normal hours of operation. Eligible users may access the reading room afterhours via BruinCard swipe at CHS 32-001.


To keep the area accessible, safe and clean, please observe the following rules:

  • Use group study rooms only in groups, not by yourself. These rooms cannot be reserved in advance.
  • Maintain a quiet study environment.
  • Do not let other individuals into the Graduate Reading Room with your BruinCard.
  • Do not attempt to access the rest of the Biomedical Library when it is closed.
  • Do not bring food into the Graduate Reading Room. You may bring beverages.
  • Cooperate with Biomedical Library staff during library closing. Staff may check backpacks, bags and other materials during this time.

Anyone observed violating these rules will no longer be able to use it and may be fined.

Reporting Problems

If you are eligible to use the Graduate Reading Room but your BruinCard does not authorize access, please fill out an access problem form. These are available at the Biomedical Library service desk. Facility and housekeeping problems can be reported in person at the service desk, by telephone at 310-825-5781, or by emailing us at in a new tab).

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