Late Night Study Hours



During Fall-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.
  • Entry is through the Paseo West entrance.

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.  Hours vary on holidays, during university breaks, and during Summer sessions.  Entry is through the Paseo West entrance.

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 secure and monitored by campus safety 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, Reference Desk, and Information desk, and access to collection areas are closed during overnight hours.

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.