California poppies
Fri, Mar 24, 2:42 pm | Services
Recess hours will be in effect from Saturday, March 25 through Sunday, April 2 during Spring Break.  Regular hours will resume on Monday, April 3. Check our Hours page for details on building hours, Late Night Study hours, and hours for different service points in the Library. During this period...
Sydney Martin and John Lee
When Sydney Martin sees a World War I soldier wearing a helmet pop up on her computer screen, she thinks about the UCSB Library. The photograph, in rotation on her computer, is part of an exhibition, “Helmets of the First World War: Battle, Technology, and Culture,” on display in UCSB Library’s...
Gender-inclusive restroom sign
Fri, Mar 17, 1:40 pm | Diversity
UCSB Library will soon have a gender-inclusive restroom. Located on the first floor, Mountain Side, the multi-occupancy restroom will feature three stalls and a baby changing table, and will be wheelchair accessible. UCSB Library’s gender-inclusive restroom is part of a campus-wide commitment to...
Isla Vista: Building a Community
It's your last chance to view the exhibition Isla Vista: Building a Community, 1970-2016 in Special Research Collections. The exhibition explores the political, cultural, and social struggles of Isla Vista to become an independent, cohesive community. Since the protests of the 1970s, grassroots...
library entrance
Tue, Mar 14, 4:29 pm | Services
Don't forget that the Library has extended hours through the end of the winter quarter on Friday, March 24. During 'Late Night Study,' UCSB students, faculty, and staff have access to the entire building until 2am. On Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 19, the Library's Services Desk will open at...
Nabokov papers
UCSB Professor Emeritus D. Barton Johnson’s academic biography describes him as “a leading figure of Nabokov studies for many years.” Zoran Kuzmanovich, president of the International Vladimir Nabokov Society, begs to differ. Johnson “was not a leading figure. He was and still is absolutely the...
Banksia serrata
Virginia L.T. Gardner is a pansy person, even though her initial encounter with the flower wasn’t successful. The Santa Barbara resident, who grew up in Pennsylvania, came to love gardening and all things botanical as a small child because her grandmother had an enchanting 18-acre home that...
Genevieve Quadrille sheet music cover
To find Michael and Nan Miller’s home in the Los Angeles area, just look in the driveway for a car with the license plate “OPERETT.” To say that the Millers are operetta aficionados doesn’t do them justice. The couple’s home was custom-built to hold their massive collection of 60,000 recordings, 10...
Magnifying glass
Sun, Feb 26, 8:35 pm | Collections, Research Services, Technology
UCSB Library has selected a new, more modern online search tool to replace our 16-year old Library Catalog. The current Library Catalog is the entry point for locating books, journals, DVDs, and other materials held by UCSB Library. However, additional search tools are required for searching...
Los Angeles 1934
Fifty years ago, the UCSB Library created a separate unit to collect maps and aerial photographs. In 1979, the Map Room was renamed the Map & Imagery Laboratory (MIL) in order to acknowledge its role in supporting research and teaching on campus.  In the time since, MIL has evolved into one of...

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