Library to Open Later Due to Power Outage (Sat., Jan. 3)

Because of a planned campus-wide power outage on Saturday, Jan. 3, Davidson Library will not open that day until 1 p.m. It's also the first day the Library will be open after closing for winter break from Wednesday, Dec. 24 through Friday, Jan. 2. Re-opening of the Library is subject to restoration of campus power. It is recommended that you call (805) 893-2477 on Saturday to confirm that the Library is open. The Library will be open from 1 pm - 5 pm (regular hours) and 5 pm - 9 pm (late-night study hours; card key required for access) on Saturday, Jan.

Researcher Andrea Fernandez-García Visits EGSL

 Andrea Fernandez-García

Fulbright scholar Andrea Fernandez-García of Spain has joined the ranks of a growing number of international scholars who have conducted research in Chicana/o studies using the Colección Tloque Nahuaque (CTN) in the UCSB Library’s Ethnic and Gender Studies Library.

Overnight Study Access Requires Newest ID Card

Starting Monday, December 22, to conform to campus access control technology standards, and prepare for the opening of the Library’s new facilities, those who use the Library’s Overnight Study Service must have the latest generation of UCSB Access ID Card to enter the building. Overnight Study, restricted to UCSB students, faculty, and staff, is available on the 1st and 2nd floors of Davidson Library, and begins after regular building hours.

What We're Reading Over Winter Break


We've made our book lists, checked them twice, and now you can find out what UCSB Library staff will be reading over winter break (Chad Christensen from the Library's IT Support team earns Most Ambitious Reading List honors). The entries note if a book can be checked out in the Library.

Extended Hours for Finals (through Dec. 19, 2014)

The regular hours for Davidson Library have been extended for Finals Week.  Good luck with your exams!

Finals Extended Hours (Dec. 12 - Dec. 19)

  • Friday, Dec. 12:  8 am - midnight, Overnight Study, midnight - 8 am
  • Saturday, Dec. 13:  8 am - midnight, Overnight Study, midnight - 8 am
  • Sunday, Dec. 14 - Thur. Dec. 18:  8 am - 2 am, Overnight Study, 2 am - 8 am
  • Friday, Dec. 19:  8 am - 8 pm, Late Night Study 8 pm - midnight

Overnight Study

Looking For a Quiet Place to Study?

Quiet Study logoThe 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th floors are designated Quiet floors.  Quiet means:

New Books on Sustainable Engineering

Here is a selection of new e-books added in the area of sustainable engineering.

Proposed New Draft UC Policy on Open Access

The Provost's Task Force on Open Access recently released for comment the Proposed New Draft UC Policy on Open Access: Additional Information and Frequently Asked Questions. The proposed new policy extends open access rights and responsibilities to all non-Senate members of the UC community who are authors of scholarly articles, non-Senate faculty, other academic personnel, students, administrators, and staff.

Using Our Computers? Don’t Forget to Log Out!

To protect your privacy as well as your IDs and passwords, please remember to log out of any web-based sites you use on Library computers (eg. email, GauchoSpace, Gold, banking sites) and close your browser before walking away.  

It is also important to log out of a computer session. If you do not log out, other users can “tie up” your ID and you may not be able to log back in to a computer workstation.

Attention Faculty: Please Request Your Reserves for Winter by Fri. Dec. 12

The UCSB Library will be closed for the winter holidays from Wednesday, December 24 through Friday, January 2.  For this reason, we are asking the Faculty to please plan ahead and place your Reserve Requests by Friday, December 12.  This will help us ensure your requests are processed before the start of winter quarter. To place materials on course reserve, go to our Course Reserves for Faculty page.