NOTICE: In response to COVID-19, we will not be offering face-to-face instruction sessions at this time. Librarians are available to provide online instructional support, in synchronous and asynchronous formats. To request online instruction from a librarian, please complete the Library Instruction Request Form a minimum of two weeks before your desired date of integration.


The library offers a variety of instructional services aimed at helping users become more adept at identifying, locating, and accessing print and electronic information resources in the UCSB Library and beyond.

Instruction for Students

The pages linked below will help you understand how to use library resources.

Resources for UCSB Faculty and Instructors

You can request a library instruction session for your class, or you can have a librarian create a research guide for a specific assignment.

Non-UCSB Groups