A portion of the first two floors of the main Library is open for limited student study space.

Users need to provide a UCSB Access Card to enter the building via the Mountain Entrance.

Seat reservations for open study space are no longer required for UCSB affiliates. See the current building occupancy.

Individual private study rooms, remote instruction and research spaces, and the Adaptive Technology Center continue to require a reservation

All members of the university community who will be on campus or in campus-owned housing must complete the daily COVID-19 screening survey. Additionally, non-vaccinated undergraduate students who live in campus-owned housing, work, attend classes or conduct research on campus, or want to access campus facilities must obtain a weekly COVID-19 test. See instructions on returning to campus here.

Non-affiliate visitors with Special Research Collections or Music Library research appointments must complete and pass a COVID-19 symptom screening to enter the building. When completing the screening, under the "please provide a contact" section, visitors should input Library under contact name & library-bops@ucsb.edu under contact email. 

If you are unvaccinated, you must continue to wear a face mask. Face coverings are not required if you are vaccinated. 

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. 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 is available in the reopened Library space.

The Music Library will not be reopening for study space at this time.