Calendar of Events


May 27, 2018–Jun 9, 2018 at 12:00 am

Food for Library Fines


The UC San Diego Library is teaming up with the UC San Diego Triton Food Pantry to offer students a unique alternative to paying recall or reserve library fines with nonperishable food donations.

In support of the food pantry, the Library’s Food for Fine$ is a new initiative encouraging students to offer food donations to receive a $2 credit per eligible item toward their existing fines for recent overdue Library materials.

To participate, students can drop off nonperishable foods at the Geisel or BLB Front Desks, including canned meats, canned vegetables, boxes of cereal, cooking oils, and much more (see details of eligible donations and fines here). No glass containers will be accepted and food cannot be repackaged, damaged, opened, or expired. Food for Fine$ kicks off May 27 and runs through June 9.

“Only fines incurred in Weeks 1 through 8 of Spring Quarter will be credited by donated goods, up to a $40 maximum,” said Goodson. “Alternately, participants can receive a credit for already paid fines from this time period.”

Event Website

Date and Time

May 27, 2018–Jun 9, 2018
12:00 am–11:59 pm


Geisel Library / Biomedical Library

Event Registration

Registration is not required for this event.

Event Fee



Rachel Conry


Faculty, Staff, Students, The General Public

Event Host

UC San Diego Library

Event Category

Community Service and Fundraising