UCSB Reads 2017: Into the Beautiful North

Into the Beautiful North book coverEach year, UCSB Reads brings the campus and Santa Barbara communities together in a common reading experience to discuss important issues of our time. 2017 marks the UCSB Library’s eleventh year of leading UCSB Reads and our first of presenting fiction.

Collaboratory Fall Workshop Series: Social Media Data for Research

Public data from social media provides a rich context for exploring topics and asking questions that relate to all aspects of the human experience. To help you get started in this area, the UCSB Library's Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory is offering a series of four workshops during Fall 2016 to provide an orientation to tools, techniques, and considerations for working with Twitter data.

Fall Workshops


Want to learn the basics of GIS? Need to make a map of your research results, but don't know where to start? The Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory will present 2 sessions of Introduction to GIS using ArcGIS this quarter. 

Noise Impact, 1st Floor Ocean Side

Transfer Student CenterIt's going to be noisy on 1st Floor Ocean Side this week as we continue to build out the Transfer Student Center. Quieter computing areas can be found on 1st Floor Mountain Side and quieter floors on 5-8. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Faculty Reception (Oct. 4, 4-6pm)

Faculty ReceptionUCSB Faculty are invited to the Library’s third Annual Reception for Faculty. Kick off the academic year with colleagues and leaders from across campus, and help welcome new faculty to UCSB. Over food and wine, meet or re-acquaint yourself with your subject librarian and hear the latest updates on Library programs and initiatives.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
4:00-6:00pm

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Transfer Student Center Grand Opening (Sept. 28, 3:30pm)

The Transfer Student Center will celebrate its official grand opening on Thursday, September 28 from 3:30-5:30pm. Stop by for refreshments, speakers, raffles and to view this center designed specifically to connect transfer students with resources to help them survive and thrive academically and socially. Transfer Student Center resources include:

More Late Night Study Space for Night Owls

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The Library's Late Night Study service for UCSB students, faculty, and staff is now offered over the entire 1st and 2nd floors Mountain Side. That's 1,000 seats all night long, most of the year, including quiet seating areas and a Graduate Study Room.

Late Night Study Area Expanded

Paseo BridgeIn preparation for a year with increased student enrollment and in response to student demand, the Library is expanding its Late Night Study area. Beginning Thursday, September 22 (the first day of fall quarter), Late Night Study will include the entire 1st and 2nd floors Mountain Side, including the Paseo Bridge.

New Licensed Resource: African American Communities

UCSB researchers now have access to African American Communities.  

Focusing primarily on Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis, New York, and towns and cities in North Carolina, this resource presents multiple aspects of the African American community through pamphlets, newspapers and periodicals, correspondence,, official records, reports, and in-depth oral histories, revealing the prevalent challenges of racism, discrimination, and integration, and a unique African American culture and identity.

Key themes covered:

Attention New Students: Course Reserves Can Save You Money

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Did someone say free? Your instructors may have put readings on reserve with the UCSB Library to allow for broader access to course materials. Reserves come in either print or electronic form.