tote bag with books inside
Thu, Sep 9, 11:49 am | Services
When the Library reopens at 8 a.m. on September 13, the Pickup and Mailing Service that began during the pandemic lockdown will be discontinued. Users will again have access to browse all eight floors of the collections as well as the Music Library collections, located on the 2nd floor of the Music...
Collage of exhibition images.
Thu, Sep 2, 2:32 pm | Exhibitions
Explore our six exhibitions with a rich variety of topics, images, and materials that feature items both from our own collections as well as treasures from outside of the Library. Art of Science Learning Commons | On display now through Dec 2021 This exhibition features the winners of the annual...
Library Paseo
Thu, Sep 2, 11:40 am | Services
The Library will fully reopen its main and music buildings to students, staff, faculty, and community members at 8 a.m. on Monday, September 13. We look forward to welcoming you all back for your study, research, and learning needs. Users will be able to access all eight floors of collections,...
A web browser open to the UC Library Search page.
Wed, Aug 25, 2:47 pm | UC Library Search
It has been almost one month since UC Library Search replaced UCSB Library Search and Melvyl, making it possible for you to find and borrow materials from UC campus libraries using one simple discovery tool.  Library staff are hard at work making improvements to UC Library Search and modifying...
HathiTrust logo on light gray background with dark gray border.
Fri, Aug 13, 10:20 am | Services, Research Services
The HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS) currently provides UCSB users with online access to a portion of the UC Libraries’ in-copyright print holdings that were inaccessible during the COVID-19 pandemic. Coinciding with the full reopening of the UCSB Library, the HathiTrust ETAS...
A Gennett Record of Dancin' Dan
Considered to be one of the first truly independent labels, Gennett Records will be the next record company to join the Discography of American Historical Recordings (DAHR), a database of master recordings made by American record companies during the 78 rpm era edited by a team of researchers at...
Image showing Ballitore, Ireland handwritten in black ink
Research by students at three separate universities on a collection in the UC Santa Barbara Library that hasn’t been studied extensively since the 1970s is gaining attention - and funds - from several prestigious institutions. The Ballitore Project is a collaboration between UCSB, California State...
Marisol Ramos headshot
Mon, Aug 9, 10:21 am | Library Employees
Marisol Ramos joined the UCSB Library last year as the subject librarian for Latin American and Iberian Studies, Spanish and Portuguese, and Chicana/o Studies. She made the move to the West Coast from the University of Connecticut, where she served for 13 years as the librarian for Latina/o,...
UC Library Search logo with fireworks in the background
Wed, Jul 28, 9:26 am | UC Library Search
It’s finally here -- UC Library Search is live! UC Library users now have access to a more robust discovery tool powered by Ex Libris Alma/Primo that allows you to find and borrow materials from across all UC campus library locations. UC Library Search has now replaced Melvyl and UCSB Library...
UC Library Search logo on navy background
Tue, Jul 20, 5:24 pm | UC Library Search
We’re in the final stretch! After four years of planning and preparation, UC Library Search, the new system-wide integrated library system, is about to go live. On July 27, 2021, UC Library Search will permanently replace Melvyl and all UC library catalogs as the search tool for all ten UC campus...

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