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.

Additional Study Space Opened Up in Classroom 1575

In order to address the ongoing need for study space and seating while the Library is under construction, Classroom 1575 on the first floor is now open as a student study space outside of regular work hours.

Free Weekly Massages Start Tuesday

Free chair massages for students take place every Tuesday from 12-2pm in the New Books Area on the first floor of the Library. Sign-ups begin at 11:45am.
News for Students, Outreach

Drop-in Library Tours Offered

Two half-hour drop-in tours are being offered to help students get to know the Library better.

Banned Books Week is Here

Banned books week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read which is typically held the last week of September.

Library Groundbreaking Ceremony, Oct. 1

Join us at the Library groundbreaking ceremony on October 1. RSVP required.

Improved Digital Microfilm Scanners Installed

New digital microfilm scanners installed in Davidson and the Arts Library provide much improved optics and special features like on-screen magnification and the ability to generate keyword searchable documents.

Open Access Policy Implementation Project Wiki

A wiki has been created to provide an open, shared space where UC faculty, librarians, and other stakeholders can engage directly with the Open Access Policy Implementation (OAPI) team.

On Exhibit in the Library: The Art of Science

The pieces exhibited in the Library were winners in UCSB’s first annual Art of Science competition, held during the summer of 2013. Winners were judged on their aesthetic excellence as well as scientific or technical interest.

First Volume Published in Scholarly Edition of Thoreau Correspondence

The inaugural volume in the first full-scale scholarly edition of Thoreau's correspondence to be published in over fifty years is part of the Thoreau Project, directed by Elzabeth Witherell and based out of the UCSB Library.
Thoreau Edition

Spirit of Unity: Leland Wong and the Nihonmachi Street Fair

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Nihonmachi Street Fair, which takes place in San Francisco's Japantown every summer, the UCSB Library is exhibiting annual street fair posters by artist and photographer Leland Wong.