Green Chemistry

The UCSB Current reports that chemistry professor Bruce Lipshutz and his team have developed an eco-friendly and less expensive version of a metal-based chemical reaction that is essential in the manufacture of several pharmaceuticals.

Read the article in Science: Sustainable Fe–ppm Pd nanoparticle catalysis of Suzuki-Miyaura cross-couplings in water

Spatial Help Desk Comes to Map & Imagery lab

In a new partnership, the Map & Imagery Laboratory will host the Center for Spatial Studies' Spatial Help Desk each Friday morning during fall quarter.  

Goodrich Gift to Support Library’s Art and East Asian Collections

Dorris and Chauncey GoodrichYears ago, when Dorris W. Goodrich was in the UCSB Library, she never felt alone.

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Maps on display

The Map & Imagery Lab holds one of the state's largest collections of paper maps.  The maps provide data and tell stories about every facet of Earth's landscape.

Building Project Update

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A message to the UCSB campus from University Librarian Denise Stephens with updates on the Library Addition & Renovation Project.

Building Project Update from University Librarian

Paseo grand entranceWelcome to the start of a new academic year at UCSB, a year that will include a significant milestone: the opening of your new Library in January. As our expansion and renovation project reaches its final stages, we are gearing up to welcome and introduce you to the reinvented UCSB Library at the crossroads of campus.

Early American Newspapers Available

UCSB researchers now have access to America’s Historical Newspapers / Early American Newspapers, Series 2, 1758-1900 (as well as ongoing access to Series 1, 1690-1876).

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Talk: "Audio Preservation: A National Plan" (Fri., Sept. 25, 1pm)

Sam Brylawski“Saving the sounds of human culture for those who come after us is a powerful reason to preserve audio,” says the ARSC Guide to Audio Preservation, a book published this spring that offers instructions on caring for and preserving audio collections.

Clinics of North America Now Available

UC Health and Life Science representatives arranged subscriptions to 27 Clinics titles on the ScienceDirect platform for the UC system.

UC campuses now have access from 2006 to the present for the 27 Elsevier’s Clinics journals listed below.

Library Week of Welcome Tours

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As part of UCSB's Week of Welcome, take a Passport Tour of the Library, Sept. 21-23, to learn about our services and enter a drawing for a bookstore gift certificate. Plus, get a sneak peek at the renovated Library.