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 providing safe, accessible, and convenient restroom facilities for all members of our community.
An online map indicates where other gender-inclusive restrooms can be found on campus; there are now more than 60 such restrooms at UCSB. The gender-inclusive restroom in the Library will be the result of an existing restroom conversion, and is expected to be completed early in the spring quarter. UCSB Library is the site of the second multi-occupancy gender-inclusive facility on campus; another can be found in Mosher Alumni House. The standard door sign for identifying a gender-inclusive restroom is a triangle within a circle (pictured here).
Many transgender and gender non-conforming people report feeling unwelcome or unsafe using gender-specific restrooms, where they may be the target of harassment or attack. Accessible restrooms without a designated gender also benefit the disabled and their caregivers, and parents with small children.
UCSB Library is dedicated to providing a welcoming, inclusive, and safe environment for all people who seek to explore and learn in our central location on the UCSB campus.