The UCSB Library is offering limited study space for UCSB students, faculty, and staff. Seats are available by reservation only.

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. They will then direct you to your reserved seat, where you will need to scan the QR code and enter the check in code sent in your confirmation email.

To enter the building, you must:

  • Complete a daily campus COVID-19 Self Assessment survey and attain a green authorization badge

    • Please be aware that it can take 1-2 business days to get your badge activated. Plan ahead accordingly.

    • Users who have not cleared the assessment or are showing symptoms of COVID-19 will not be permitted access to the building. 

  • Wear a facemask. 

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

  • Provide your seat number and time of reservation to the Library staffer at check-in.

    • This is in the confirmation email you received upon making a reservation.

  • Show your Access Card or another form of photo identification

Once inside the building:

  • Face masks must be worn at all times.

  • Maintain a minimum of six feet of physical distancing at all times. 

  • All areas are designated as quiet study.

  • No group study, cell phone rings, or loud talking.

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

  • Seating is set up for individual study; please don’t rearrange the furniture.  

  • Eating is not permitted in open study spaces. 

  • Drinks are allowed, but masks must be worn between sips.

  • Water refill stations are available, but all other water fountains are closed.

  • The Library’s Coral GauchoPrint station and KIC scanner(s) are available for users with a study space reservation. 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.

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

  • Frequent handwashing is encouraged.

  • 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.

Leaving the building:

  • You are allowed to leave the Library temporarily during your active reservation, but when you return, you must check in again with Library staff.

  • If you decide to leave the Library permanently before your allotted time is complete, please scan the QR code at your study space and enter the code in your reservation confirmation email. Scanning out will enable you to get your remaining time added back to your 20-hour weekly limit.  

  • When your reserved time is up, you must leave the study area so it can be readied for the next user.