The Library Addition and Renovation News Archive contains older news items related to the building project. For current construction updates, please visit

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.

Library Building Project Featured in Museum Exhibition

Currently on view at UCSB's Art, Design & Architecture Museum is "Unbuilt UCSB," an exhibition that displays building projects and designs that were intended for the UC Santa Barbara campus but never constructed or have yet to be completed.

"Construction Updates" Blog Launched

The UCSB Library has launched a new blog to provide weekly updates on the Library Addition and Renovation Project, which breaks ground on June 17.

"The Study Bean" Announced as New Name for Library Store; Students Justin Hart and Kate Wilkins Win Naming Contest

We are pleased to announce that The Study Bean has been selected as the new name, and that undergraduate students Justin Hart and Kate Wilkins are the winners of the naming contest.

Sustainability and Repurposing Are Key Features of UCSB Library Expansion Project

Sustainability and repurposing are key features of the UCSB Library Expansion Project slated to begin this spring.

Help Us Name the Newly-Expanded "Coffee Cart" (Ends Oct. 31)

UCen and UCSB Library are co-hosting a contest to help us name the Library’s newly-expanded "Coffee Cart". Read the story to find out about the amazing prize!

Late Night Study Available in the UCSB Library

Our Late Night Study Service increases the spaces and services available to UCSB students, faculty, and staff after regular building hours.

Coming This Fall to a Library Near You... Bigger and Better Overnight Study Space

The Library will replace the current 24-Hour Study Room with expanded Overnight Study services on the 1st and 2nd floors of Davidson Library starting this Fall Quarter.