Revolutionary advances in information technology are transforming libraries and societies. The redesigned UCSB Library will provide critical physical spaces, professional expertise, and information resources to meet the broader goals of the University and of a new generation of scholars. Watch a video of the redesigned Library.

The four distinct components of the project include:

A three-story building addition on the north side of the Library to include faculty and student collaboration spaces and Special Research Collections

  • A complete renovation and seismic retrofit of the original two-story building to house the Arts collection, plus additional study and gathering spaces
  • A newly built Paseo, or grand walkway, which connects all parts of the Library as well as campus
  • A seismic retrofit of the eight-story tower and life-safety upgrades throughout

For information on how to get involved or make a gift, please contact Toni Arellanes-Miller, Director of Development, at (805) 893-5732 or tmiller [at] library [dot] ucsb [dot] edu.