Upcoming Exhibitions


Historic photo of Davidson LibraryConstruction to Reinvention: UCSB Library Photo History (1954-2015)

UCSB Library (Tower Gallery, 1st Floor)
September 25, 2015 – March 18, 2016

Held in conjunction with the opening of UCSB Library’s new and renovated buildings, this exhibition will celebrate the Library’s present and honor its past. Archival photographs from Special Research Collections will trace the history of the Library from 1954 to 2015 as both a structure and a center of research, culture, collaboration, and innovation. The Library was one of the first buildings on the present location of the UCSB Campus, and although technology, reimagined spaces, and student and faculty needs have transformed the Library through the years, it remains at the university’s heart.


Lament Lament

On exhibit November 16, 2015 - June 2016
UCSB Library (Mountain Gallery)

This exhibition of the mixed media wall installation by Nancy Gifford, 10 feet high and 32 feet long, uses 2,000 altered books among other materials to explore the meaning of books in our digital age.


Exterior shot of Special Research CollectionsModes of Codex--Medieval Fragments to Modern Printmaking

UCSB Library (Special Research Collections)
January 4 - March 31, 2016

This grand opening exhibition in the Library's new Special Research Collections will feature rare and beautiful books from the collection.


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