Late Night Study Hours



During Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters (Sunday - Thursday):

  • Late Night Study includes all floors until 2 AM.
  • After 2 AM it is available on the 1st and 2nd floors.
  • During Dead Week and Finals Week (Fall, Winter, and Spring) Late Night Study begins at 6 pm.
  • From the beginning of Late Night Study through midnight, tap your access card at any entrance to the Library. After midnight entry is through the Paseo West entrance only.

About Late Night Study

Late Night Study begins after regular building hours.  During regular quarters Late Night Study is available on all floors until 2 AM.  After 2 AM, on holidays, and during university breaks it is available on the 1st and 2nd floors.  During Dead Week and Finals Week (Fall, Winter, and Spring) Late Night Study begins at 6 pm.  Hours vary on holidays, during university breaks, and during Summer sessions.

Late Night Study is available to UCSB students, faculty, and staff with a campus ID. You need to use your Access Card (campus ID) at the Paseo West entrance card reader to gain access or to regain access to the building during Late Night Study hours. You also may be asked by Library or security personnel to present your campus ID to verify your status as a UCSB student, faculty, or staff during overnight hours. All non-UCSB affiliates must exit the Library when Late Study begins.

You must have the latest generation of UCSB Access ID Card to enter the building. The newer-generation cards were issued starting in 2012. To determine whether you have the newer Access ID Card, look on the back of the card (on the side with the horizontal black stripe). If you see the UCSB seal and a series of numbers along the bottom at the right, you have the latest generation (see samples below). Library users with older cards must upgrade to a newer one.

Samples of new, old Access ID cards

The study area is staffed by Library personnel. It includes access to library computers, Wi-Fi, printers, bill changers, copy machines, scanners, vending machines, and reference collections in the open areas.

The Services Desk, Mountain Information Desk, and access to collection areas are closed during overnight hours. Building Operations staff are on site whenever the Library is open.

For Late Night Study hours on specific days, see the UCSB Library hours page.

NOTE: Late Night Study is offered for limited hours on holidays, during summer session, and during university recess periods.