Late Night Study Hours



During Fall-Spring Quarters (Sunday - Thursday):

  • Late Night Study includes all floors until midnight;
  • During Dead Week and Finals it includes all floors until 2 AM.

About Late Night Study

Late Night Study is available on the 1st and 2nd floors Mountain Side during regular quarters. It begins after regular building hours. Entry is through the Courtyard entrance near the Summit Café.  Hours and location vary during university breaks.

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 north 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.