A portion of the main Library is reopen for limited student study space.

Study space will gradually reopen in phases, starting with the Learning Commons on the first and second floors of the Mountain Side and eventually expanding to the entire first and second floors.

In conjunction with public health guidelines for reopening of higher education, seating capacity will be at 25 percent.

Seats are available by reservation-only for current UCSB students as well as faculty and staff. Reservations can be made up to two weeks in advance and there is no limit on the number of hours users can book space. Reserve a seat here.

The Library Services Desk remains closed, so users wishing to check out materials should continue using the pickup and mailing service.

The Library’s GauchoPrint stations and KIC scanner(s) are available for users with a study space reservation. For issues with GauchoPrint, please contact LSIT at help@lsit.ucsb.edu or 805-893-HELP(4357). To report printer or KIC scanner maintenance issues, you may contact us at copyservices@library.ucsb.edu for assistance.

Students and faculty in the Disabled Students Program who are approved to use the Adaptive Technology Center will be able to make reservations for a temporary ATC space on the 2nd floor, Mountain Side.

For nursing mothers, a lactation room will also be available in the reopened Library space.

The Music Library will not be reopening for study space at this time. However, plans are underway to allow for researcher access to the Music Library’s collections, also in the spring quarter.