Chat Online with a Librarian

  • Use the widget at left to submit your question.
  • This is a cooperative service; you may be chatting with a librarian from another academic library.
  • Available: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Drop-in Research Assistance at the Reference Desk

  • Stop by the Reference Desk in the Library Paseo for assistance with finding books and articles for research assignments.  We can also help with citing sources and other research needs.
  • Librarians are available:
    • Mondays-Thursdays 10:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fridays 10:00am - 4:00pm. 

Schedule a Research Consultation Appointment

  • Schedule an Appointment
  • UCSB students, faculty, and staff may schedule an appointment with a subject librarian for assistance with their research needs.
  • Available: Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm.

Email a Librarian

Call a Service Desk

  • Information Desk: (805) 893-2478
  • Reference Desk: (805) 893-3133
  • Art & Architecture Desk: (805) 893-2850
  • Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory: (805) 893-8946
  • Music Library: (805) 893-2641
  • Special Research Collections Desk: (805) 893-3062

View a Research Guide