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.


The library has multiple catalogs.  Each is used for a different purpose.

UCSB Library

Melvyl Catalog

  • Use to find books, journal titles, and other items in UC libraries and other libraries worldwide.

Course Reserves Catalog

  • Use to find books and other print items that are currently on Course Reserves for UCSB classes.

Electronic Reserves

  • Use to find articles and other materials currently on electronic Course Reserves for UCSB classes.