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  • 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.

Get Started with Research at the Services Desk

  • Stop by the Services Desk in the Library Paseo for research help. 

Schedule a Research Consultation Appointment

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

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Contact A Subject Librarian 

  • Subject Librarians
  • Every academic department is assigned a subject librarian who specializes in that area. Find contact information for the subject librarian in the area you are conducting research and contact them directly.

Call a Service Desk

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

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