Drop-in Hours

The Collaboratory offers walk-in hours throughout the academic year for UCSB affiliates to access the lab space. You may use our high-powered workstations and on-site restricted resources. Get help accessing our data collections. Or ask-us-anything about data and analysis software.

As a general rule, we are open noon to 8, Sunday through Thursday, and noon to 5, Friday and Saturday. For details and exceptions, see the Library hours



Appointments & Reservations:

For eligible users (UCSB faculty, currently enrolled students, staff)

  • Request an appointment for consultation by emailing collaboratory@library.ucsb.edu. Consultations may be scheduled between 9am and 5pm, Monday through Friday, depending on staff availability. 
  • Request to reserve the space and technology for Collaboratory-related work (user group meetings, project team work, individual projects) during the hours of 9 am to 1pm, Monday through Friday, by emailing collaboratory@library.ucsb.edu. Please check the posted calendar for availability prior to making a request. 
  • Weekend appointments are not available at this time.

See our events page for training, seminars, and other programming.