The San Diego Zoo Global Library has information to help lead the fight against extinction, and is primarily a resource for SDZG staff, volunteers and visiting scholars.
(760) 747-8702 x5736
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Please call ahead to confirm that we are open if you are planning an out-of-the way visit. We would hate to miss you!
The SDZG Main Library is on the second floor of the Beckman Center, adjacent to the Safari Park. It houses the majority of the Zoo's 11,000+ books, 400+ print journal titles, and our Archives and Rare Book Room. Several small, specialized print collections are located at additional sites throughout our multi-campus organization.
We also provide online access to thousands of journals and other information resources. Some of these are limited to on-site (Zoo, Safari Park and ICR) or VPN use only.
Welcome! Our Information for New Team Members packet gives an overview of Library resources and services. Still have questions? We’re here to help! Don’t hesitate to contact us via phone, email, or stop by in person.
General San Diego Zoo Global Library Copyright Notice
Most material available on the internet is protected by copyright law, including both freely available resources and subscription databases available through the San Diego Zoo Global Library. Copyright applies even when a statement of copyright is not clearly visible on a website or other resource. The San Diego Zoo Global library upholds and abides by United States copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code), including sections 107 and 108 governing fair use and reproduction by libraries and archives. Patrons using library resources—including copiers, scanners, and printers—are responsible for any infringements to copyright law.
NOTICE: WARNING CONCERNING COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.