Directions and Parking

Directions

The Davidson Library is in the center of campus off UCEN Road.  It is located at D4 on the Campus Map.

The Arts Library is located in the Music Building, next to Storke Tower.  It is located at E3 on the Campus Map.


Map showing location of the UCSB campus

Traveling north on Highway 101:

Exit the 101 freeway at the Airport / UCSB (Route 217) off-ramp (approximately 8 miles north of Santa Barbara) and proceed through the Henley Gate at the east campus entrance. 

If it is after 5:00 pm, visitors can park in Lot 3. Enter the traffic circle and take the last exit onto Lagoon Road. Take first right onto UCEN Road and continue until you reach Lot 3 on your right. A permit can be purchased for $4.00 after 5:00 pm. A permit must be displayed on the dashboard of your vehicle while on-campus.

If it is before 5:00 pm, follow these directions from Henley Gate to the UCSB Information Kiosk: Immediately veer right onto Mesa Road and continue to the traffic signal at University Plaza. Turn left into University Plaza and drive up to the Information Kiosk in the center of the plaza for special event parking instructions. Or simply park in the visitor lots on either side of the kiosk and purchase a permit to be displayed in your vehicle. A permit must be displayed on the dashboard of your vehicle while on-campus.

For important updates, please visit the Transportation & Parking Service website at www.tps.ucsb.edu or tune into AM 1610 within two miles of campus for traffic information.


Traveling south on Highway 101:

If it is after 5:00 pm, visitors are permitted to park in Lot 3 off the UCEN Road, which is the closest parking to the Library. A permit costs $4.00 after 5:00 pm.  A permit must be displayed on the dashboard of your vehicle while on-campus.

To get to Lot 3, exit the 101 Freeway at the Storke Road / Glen Annie Road (Exit 108) off-ramp (approximately 12 miles north of Santa Barbara). Turn right onto Storke Road and continue to El Colegio Road. Turn left onto El Colegio Road and proceed to Ocean Road. Turn left onto Ocean Road and continue to Mesa Road. Enter the traffic circle and take first right onto Lagoon Road. Proceed to UCEN Road, turn right, and continue until you reach Lot 3 on your right.

If it is before 5:00 pm, follow these directions to the UCSB Information Kiosk: Exit the 101 Freeway at the Storke Road / Glen Annie Road (Exit 108) off-ramp (approximately 12 miles north of Santa Barbara). Turn right onto Storke Road and continue to El Colegio Road. Turn left onto El Colegio Road and proceed to Ocean Road. Turn left onto Ocean Road and continue to Mesa Road. Turn right onto Mesa Road and proceed to the traffic signal at University Plaza. Turn right into University Plaza and continue to the Information Kiosk in the center of the plaza for special event parking instructions. Or simply park in the visitor lots on either side of the kiosk and purchase a permit to be displayed in your vehicle. A permit must be displayed on the dashboard of your vehicle while on-campus.

For important updates, please visit the Transportation & Parking Service website at www.tps.ucsb.edu or tune into AM 1610 within two miles of campus for traffic information.


By bus:

Santa Barbara MTD makes regular stops at campus. Please see their website for schedules and rates.

Parking

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