Abandoned Oil Wells in Your Backyard?

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Millions of abandoned oil and gas wells are buried under U.S. communities. Historical aerial photography, including images from the Library's Map & Imagery Laboratory, can reveal locations of former wells in developed areas.  

Meet Your Librarian

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For the next profile in our "Meet Your Librarian" series, we talk with Jon Jablonski, head of UCSB Library's Map & Imagery Library.

Longer Late Night Study for Summer

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Due to student demand, hours for the Library’s Late Night Study service will be extended during Summer Sessions starting June 20.

Abandoned Oil Wells in Your Backyard?

Across the country, millions of capped oil and gas wells are underneath areas that have become developed communities. Residents of these areas might be unaware of what could be lurking underground in their own backyards. While some of these tapped wells remain dormant, others may be leaking and could lead to catastrophic circumstances. (Read related NPR story here.) Historical aerial photography and U.S.

Good Luck During Finals!

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We know you're studying hard for finals. Good luck, students! We're always here for you with plenty of quiet study spaces.

Spotlight on American Religions Collection

Detail from the 1930 cover of 'The Cosmic Key of Life Symbol: The Symbol of the Today’s literary religion trend is “mindfulness.” Think adult coloring books and yoga.

Late Night Study Hours Extended for Summer

Summer brings additional hours of daylight — and now, extra hours in the UCSB Library.

In response to student demand, hours for the Library’s Late Night Study service will be extended during Summer Sessions, starting June 20, 2016. Late Night Study will end at 2 am (instead of midnight) Sundays through Thursdays, and midnight (instead of 9 pm) on Fridays and Saturdays. The closing times were selected based on data showing the highest-demand times in the Library.

Symmetry, Aesthetics, and Physics

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Students in the 2016 Symmetry & Aesthetics in Contemporary Physics course will present their final projects at 3 pm Friday, June 3, in Instruction and Training Room 1312. The course explores links between physics, math, and fine arts.

Outage Planned for Melvyl Catalog, Interlibrary Loan

Access to the Melvyl catalog and Interlibrary Loan (ILL) requests will be unavailable from 6 pm Saturday, June 5, through 9 am Sunday, June 6.

Melvyl (the catalog for all University of California campus libraries) and ILL are powered by the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), which will be conducting a data migration during the outage period.

Library Offers Extended Hours Through Finals

The UCSB Library will offer extended Late Night Study hours starting Sunday, May 29, as Dead Week begins, continuing through finals. Hours for the Music Library and other locations vary. For more information, see our Library Hours pages.

Dead Week & Finals Extended Hours (Sun. May 29 - Fri. Jun. 10)