Electronic Resource & Database Access

There will be no off-campus access to Library electronic resources and databases this Friday, November 28 from 6-10pm. Library buildings are also closed for the Thanksgiving holiday during that time.

Extended Building Closure for Thanksgiving Holiday

Due to a campus-wide power outage, the Library will be closed for more hours this Thanksgiving holiday than previously posted. Davidson Library will be closed from Wednesday, November 26 at 5pm until noon on Saturday, November 29. Please note that the re-opening of the Library on Saturday 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.

Access to Electronic Resources Disrupted (Fri. Nov. 28, 6-10pm)

There will be no off-campus access to Library databases and electronic resources on Friday, November 28 between 6-10pm due to a recently announced ETS (Enterprise Technology Services) outage of all Identity & Collaboration services. This affects access through both the proxy server and the VPN. Library buildings are also closed on this day for the Thanksgiving holiday. We recommend that you plan your access to electronic resource materials around this outage.

UCSB Reads 2015: "Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison"

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UCSB Reads will bring the campus and Santa Barbara community together this winter and spring for dialogue about important issues raised by the memoir Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman.

Library Construction: Nov. 1, 2013-Nov. 1, 2014

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View a timelapse video documenting one year of active construction on the UCSB Library Addition & Renovation Project.

UCSB Reads 2015 Book Announced

"Orange Is tthe New Black" book coverThe UCSB Library and the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor are excited to announce the selection of a book for UCSB Reads 2015: Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Woman’s Prison (Spiegel & Grau, 2010), the best-selling memoir by Piper Kerman.

Explore the Works of Award-Winning Science & Engineering Faculty

UCSB faculty have received a number of awards in recent months.  View some of their research here.

Dirk Bouwmeester, professor of physics at UC Santa Barbara, is among four recipients of the 2014 Spinoza Prize. Awarded annually by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), it is the country’s highest science award. 

“Balancing on a Planet: Can Local Food Improve Health, Increase Equity, and Slow Global Warming?”

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The inaugural Pacific Views: Library Speaker Series begins Tuesday, Nov. 18, with "Balancing on a Planet" by Environmental Studies professor David Cleveland.

New GIS Data Sets Available

The Map & Imagery Lab has two new GIS data sets that can be downloaded in our lab.  These data sets include 2010 Census data for California.  This can be found at call number 3851 E51 2010 E8.  An example of this data is shown below.

California census data maps