Recess Hours in Effect (Sept. 14-Oct. 1, 2014)

Recess hours will be in effect from Sunday, Sept. 14 through Wednesday, October 1.  Hours for Davidson Library and the Arts Library are listed below.  See the hours pages for the hours of different service points.

Goodbye Paper Forms; Hello Special Collections Research Account

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A new 'Special Collections Research Account' provides an efficient way to manage Special Collections visits and requests online. Register now!

Goodbye Paper Forms; Hello Special Collections Research Account

The Library has launched a new, personalized Special Collections Research Account, offering researchers an efficient way to manage Special Collections visits and requests online – anytime and from anywhere. After a one-time required registration process, researchers can now:

New Licensed Resources in the Sciences

The California Digital Library licensed six Nature Reviews titles on behalf of system libraries.  We now have access to:

Construction Update 9/11/14: Map & Imagery Laboratory Doors are Open Again!

Life/fire safety construction continues around us on the lower level of the Library's first floor.     While it may be noisy, we are operating with a full service desk again.

You may still opt to send your inquiries to milrefdesk [at] library [dot] ucsb [dot] edu  or  call us at (805) 893-2779.

We recommend that you check our website regularly for updates.  

On Exhibit: Images of Africa

Images of AfricaA new exhibition in the Library's Department of Special Collections focuses on Africa, drawing upon research materials in Special Collections by and about Africans over the past 400 years.  Included are rare maps from as early as the 17th century, numerous photographs from the latter 19th century, artists' books, early editions of books by African writers, diaries, documents, manuscripts, mu

Floor 1 South Collection Area (in the 4-story Building) Temporarily Closed

Starting Saturday, September 6, select areas of Floor 1 South (in the Library's 4-story building) are 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.

Women and Social Movements International, 1840 to present

Women and Social Movements, International is a landmark collection of primary materials. Through the writings of women activists, their personal letters and diaries, and the proceedings of conferences at which pivotal decisions were made, this collection lets you see how women’s social movements shaped much of the events and attitudes that have defined modern life.

Images of Africa

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A new exhibition in Special Collections draws upon research materials in Special Collections, by and about Africans over the past 400 years. 

Library Hires First Geospatial Data Curator

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Tom Brittnacher recently joined the Library as the first of a number of data curation experts.