UC has become a charter member of Knowledge Unlatched (KU), a promising new open access initiative, with an innovative business model for the publication of scholarly books in the social sciences and humanities.
Starting Wednesday, August 27, select areas of Floor 1 South (in the Library's 4-story building) will be temporarily closed to the public for approximately three weeks. Affected collections are the Reference materials, the Media Collection, current serials and newspapers, and the Map & Imagery Lab. The following service points will remain open during normally scheduled hours: Reference/Information Desk, the Circulation and Reserves Desk, and MIL. Computers, printers, and scanners will remain accessible.
The new fire alarm system in the Davidson Library 8-story tower will be tested from Wednesday, August 13 - Friday, August 15, and on Monday, August 18 (between 8 am and 5pm each day). The audible testing is necessary to assure the proper functioning of the new fire alarm system.
The proxy server will be unavailable during maintenance overnight on Friday, Aug. 8 from 10 pm until 7 am the following morning. During this period the "off-campus login" function will not be working.
If you need off-campus access to our electronic resources and databases during this time you will need to use the VPN.
UCSB Library (Special Collections, Third Floor) September 2014 - January 2015
Floor 2 South is closed to the public temporarily for construction. If you require collection materials from call number ranges in this area, you can request them directly from the Library Catalog or through a form on the Library’s website. Staff members will retrieve collection items every two hours on a daily basis and hold them for you at the Circulation Desk. Please note that the grand stairwell between floors 1 and 2 is still passable.
The UCSB Library is currently conducting a review of its website as a precursor to redesigning the site. We are gathering various types of feedback from our website users in order to identify functional improvements that we can make to the site that benefit the entire campus. During August and September, we are seeking volunteers for 15-20 minute user testing sessions. During these sessions, we will ask you to accomplish some tasks on the library website, and we will record the steps that you take to accomplish these tasks. The test is simply a test of our website, not of our users.
Hungry for Justice: Student Activism and the Struggle for Dignity in the 1980s and 1990s is a new display on view in the Library’s 2nd floor Ethnic and Gender Studies Library.