The UCSB Library is offering limited study space for UCSB students, faculty, and staff. 

Upon arrival, you will be required to check in with Library staff at the Information Desk, which is located immediately in front of you when you enter. 

Users who are showing symptoms of COVID-19 will not be permitted access to the building. 

To enter the building, you must:

  • Show your Access Card or another form of photo identification

  • Wear a facemask. All faculty and staff members, students, and visitors to campus are required to wear face masks in all shared indoor spaces.

    • Free masks will be available for those who need them.

  • If you are not a UCSB student, faculty, or staff member and you have a Special Research Collections or Music Library research appointment, you must complete and pass a COVID-19 symptom screening to enter the building.

    • When completing the screening, under the "please provide a contact" section, visitors should input Library under contact name and under contact email. 

Once inside the building:​

  • All Zoom and class activity must be attended wearing headphones at a low volume.

  • A portion of the second floor is designated for quiet study.

  • Sanitizing wipes will be provided by the Library for you to wipe down workstations before and after use. 

  • Frequent handwashing is encouraged.

  • The Library’s GauchoPrint station and KIC scanner(s) are available. For issues with GauchoPrint, please contact LSIT at or 805-893-HELP(4357). To report printer or KIC scanner maintenance issues, you may contact us at for assistance.

  • One lactation room is available. No Library seat reservation is required to use this space, but users will need to show their green authorization badge and check in at the Information Desk. 

  • The only animals allowed in the Library are those trained to assist persons with disabilities, as defined by the U.S. Department of Justice, ADA Requirements for Service Animals. This does not include emotional support animals.