News

The News Archive contains summaries of news stories about prominent news developments. The heading of each item links to the full text of that story.

A Note for Special Collections Researchers

Construction activities in Special Collections may result in delays retrieving materials for patrons and researchers. Read the full story for more information.

Library will be Closed for Independence Day (July 4, 2014)

The Library will be closed on Friday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. There will be no late night study on that day. Regular hours resume on Saturday.

University Librarian Signs Last Beam for New Construction

On June 25, University Librarian Denise Stephens participated in a topping off ceremony with our construction firm by signing the last beam that is to be added to the Library Addition.

Featured Collection Item: Manuscript Bible, c. 1297

This Latin Bible, c. 1297, is one of the earliest held in the UCSB Library’s Special Collections.
Special Collections

New International Sound Recording Collections

Two new international 78prm collections have been added to the historical sound recordings archive in Special Collections, the Kutay Derin Kugay collection of Turkish recordings and a collection of African recordings.

Discography of American Historical Recordings Unveiled

The Library is pleased to announce the public availability of the Discography of American Historical Recordings (DAHR), a new online database that expands upon and will replace the Encyclopedic Discography of Victor Recordings (EDVR).

Fire Alarm Testing, June 16-20

Fire alarm testing will be conducted in the Library Tower during the week June 16-20. No evacuation is required during this testing.

Recess Hours in Effect (June 14-22, 2014)

Recess Hours will be in effect from Saturday, June 14 through Sunday, June 22. See the story for details.

Library Survey for Graduating Students

Seniors: please take the time to complete this short anonymous survey and help the Library to improves its services and programs for future generations of UCSB students.

Alexandria Digital Research Library Launches With UCSB Theses & Dissertations

The UC Santa Barbara Library has just unveiled a new digital library called the Alexandria Digital Research Library (ADRL): http://www.alexandria.ucsb.edu.