Campus facilities, offices switch to summer hours

Many UCSC offices and facilities have more limited hours during the summer. The following are the summer hours for some of the most-visited sites:

McHenry Library and the Science & Engineering Library. The libraries will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, and 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The regular quarter schedule resumes on September 26. The Special Collections Department of the University Library will be open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m. Located on the third floor of McHenry Library, Special Collections has a wide range of holdings including local history materials, UCSC master's and Ph.D. theses and dissertations, manuscripts and rare books, book arts, and photo and print archives. McHenry Library will be closed for construction-related work on Saturday, June 30, and both libraries and Special Collections will be closed on July 4 and September 3. For more information call (831) 459-2547 or see the Special Collections web site.

Post office. The campus post office will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Recreational facilities. The East Field House and 50-meter pool will be open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m, and Saturday and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., excluding holidays. The pool will be closed from July 6 through July 8 during the Master's Long Course Pacific Coast competition. The Outdoor Equipment Rental Center will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through August 14.

Bookstore. Bay Tree Bookstore keeps its regular hours during the summer. It is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and closed on Sunday.

Restaurants, dining halls. Joe's Pizza and Subs will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and closed on weekends. (831) 459-3066. Stevenson College Coffee House is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, and closed weekends. Owl's Nest Cafe at Kresge College will be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday. Terra Fresca, the restaurant at University Center, will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. The restaurant's coffee bar will be open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Details on dining hall hours are available

Joseph M. Long Marine Laboratory. Tours of Long Marine Lab are offered from 1 to 3 p.m. daily (last tour ends at 4 p.m.). The Seymour Marine Discovery Center is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. It is closed Mondays. It will be closed at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 22, for the Whale of an Auction event, and closed on July 4 and September 3. Admission is $6 for adults; $4 for students, seniors, and children ages 4 to 16; and free for children ages 5 and under. Admission is free the first Tuesday of each month. The center will be closed on Thursday, July 4.

The Arboretum. The Arboretum is open year-round from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, except on Thanksgiving and Christmas. The gift shop is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The Jean and Bill Lane Horticultural Library, a nonlending library of horticultural and botanical books, is open Wednesday through Sunday from 12 to 3 p.m. (831) 427-2998 (please call in advance).

Lick Observatory. Lick is located atop Mount Hamilton, 19 miles east of San Jose. The visitors' center is open from 12:30 to 5 p.m. weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends. The observatory offers summertime viewing events. For more information, call (408) 274-5061.