Department of Special Research Collections


The Department of Special Research Collections acquires, preserves, and makes accessible rare, valuable, or unique materials that support UC Santa Barbara students, faculty, and research programs, as well as the scholarly community. The department's holdings are non-circulating but are available for research in the reading room during posted hours.


All requests to use our department's materials can be made prior to your visit using your Special Collections Research Account. Please visit our 'Planning Your Research' page, especially our hours page, for additional information to avoid any delays or inconveniences before visiting our research department.

Browsing Collections

For general questions, please email us at special [at] library [dot] ucsb [dot] edu or call (805) 893-3062.

Manuscript Stacks
UCSB Campus, c. 1960s. University Archives Photographs collection. UArch 112.
Cassell's popular natural history ... London, New York, Cassell, Petter & Galpin
Soviet 78rpm Record
Verdi, Giuseppe, La Traviata air /Paris: Cylindres Edison Moulés Sur Or, [betwee
Mining. Box 28. George D. Eagleton Stereoview Collection. Mss 255.
Bible. [Illuminated manuscript of the Latin Bible] [S.l.: s.n., ca. 1250?] Speci
Kelly [Frank K.] Oral History. OH 123. Department of Special Collections, Davids
Book spines from Rare Book Collection
Film Reel from Performing Arts Collection
Bible. [Illuminated manuscript of the Latin Bible] [S.l.: s.n., ca. 1250?] Speci