Library Collections

library collectionsThe UCSB Library collections are interdisciplinary and were developed to support the UCSB academic programs. In addition to more than three million print volumes, the collections include a range of formats that include manuscripts, sound recordings, cartography, and digital resources. The library collaborates with other UC libraries to acquire and provide access to the broadest range of resources. The subject librarians who select resources in all formats for the collections can be consulted for specific research needs.

Collection Facts and Figures

  • Volumes: 3,111,609
  • Serials Currently Received: 112,353
  • Digitized Items: 890,886
  • E-Books Acquired 2012-13: 165,086
  • Government Documents:  443,143
  • Microforms:  3,774,545
  • Maps: 538,780
  • Sound Recordings: 306,381
  • Manuscript and Other Archival Materials: 20,364