Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Office Has Moved

The Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Office has moved back to the first floor.  For in-person assistance with ILL issues, please ask at the Circulation & Reserves Desk.  You can also contact them via email at ill [at] library [dot] ucsb [dot] edu.

On Exhibit: That's Entertainment: Dan Guerrero and the Making of a Hollywood Original

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A new exhibition in the Library highlights the life of producer, activist, and performer Dan Guerrero, who will be visiting UCSB this spring.

Spring Events in the Library

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Upcoming programs include an introduction to the Open Educational Resource movement, an exhibition opening with Dan Guerrero, and a dramatic reading of Thoreau's correspondence with Emerson.


Spring Events in the Library

Friday, April 25, 12pm (UCSB Library, Classroom 1575)
“Graduate Students & Open Access Resources”
Regina M. Beard
(Faculty and Graduate Services Librarian, Kansas State University) will share the results of a survey she conducted investigating graduate student awareness of and interest in open access resources for research and publishing. Co-sponsored with the Graduate Division.

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Ventura County GIS Data Available

An updated website for the County of Ventura now offers downloadable data for planners and researchers who utilize GIS.  Ventura County GIS data for roads, accessor parcel boundaires, zip codes, addresses, historical rancho boundaries and township and range are among the resources available.

Floors Currently Closed for Construction: 4 & 5

Floors 4 (in the tower) & 5 are closed to the public temporarily for construction. During floor closings -- which each last approximately six weeks -- all stacks, study space, and restrooms on these floors are inaccessible. If you require collection materials from closed floors, 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.

Announcing "Scholarly Communication Express"

The Library recently launched Scholarly Communication Express. The service provides 15-minute presentations on trends in academic publishing delivered to campus departments or groups upon request. Scholarly communication librarians have been doing this informally, but have now formalized it by coming up with a clever name and a webpage for anyone to request presentations on a variety of topics. Request a presentation at Presentation topics include:

Open Access & Graduate Student Events

The Library and Graduate Division invite the campus community to two programs on issues in scholarly communication and publishing. Graduate students and those invested in their professional, academic, and economic development are encouraged to attend.

Additional Study Space on 7th Floor

7th FloorThe remodel of the 7th floor, which recently re-opened to the public, has opened up additional space on both sides of the elevator bank. The Library has added tables and 76 more study seats to that floor to accommodate students and researchers. Remember: the 7th floor is a dedicated quiet floor, meaning no loud or prolonged talking, only minimal and quiet keyboarding, and no cell phone rings or conversations.