Exterior photo of the UCSB Library Mountain Side
The UCSB Library is preparing to reopen a portion of the main Library for limited student study space at the beginning of spring quarter. 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...
Gabriel Menard headshot.
Mon, Mar 1, 11:46 am | Faculty, Student Success
In celebration of Open Education Week (March 1-5, 2021), the UCSB Library is highlighting one professor’s experience with using an open educational resource (OER) for a class. As the Library continues to deepen its commitment to an open paradigm for research and teaching, we want to support more...
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Fri, Feb 12, 3:46 pm | Services
Finding and borrowing materials from libraries across the UC system is about to get easier. On July 27, 2021, the libraries on all 10 University of California campuses will be connected through UC Library Search, a unified discovery and borrowing system.  With UC Library Search, users will be able...
UCSB Reads Book with Badge
Fri, Feb 12, 11:40 am | UCSB Reads
Want to meet other Gauchos who care about racial justice? UCSB Library is organizing student-led small group reading discussions for UCSB students to dive into the UCSB Reads 2021 book When They Call You A Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Cullors and asha bandele.  These groups...
Laura Treat headshot.
Laura Treat joined the UCSB Library in October in a new dual role as the Curator of Moving Image Collections and Librarian for Film & Media Studies. In this position, she fills a variety of needs, overseeing the moving image collections in the Library’s Department of Special Research...
Sherri Barnes
After a career at UCSB spanning more than two decades, librarian Sherri Barnes retired at the end of January. She led the Library to the forefront of the movement for open access research as the Library's first Scholarly Communication Program Coordinator, her most recent role. Throughout her time...
NBC studio photograph of Rudy Valleé.
The American Radio Archives, one of the world’s largest and most valuable collections of radio broadcasting will soon become part of the UC Santa Barbara Library’s Department of Special Research Collections. Established by the Thousand Oaks Library Foundation (TOLF) in 1984, the archive is one of...
"Wine by Design" book by Victor Geraci.
A Glass Half Full: Alumnus Victor Geraci discusses the Viticulture Collection, his new book, and the future of Santa Barbara wine The UCSB Library’s Department of Special Research Collections (SRC) prides itself on the preservation of local Santa Barbara history, having acquired and built...
Four members of the Source Family.
If you ask Manuscript Curator and Religious Studies Librarian David Gartrell to tell you about his favorite piece in the UC Santa Barbara Library American Religions Collection (ARC), he will tell you it’s impossible to pick just one. He has a point. Since its inception in 1968, the ARC has become a...
LP cover of the complete musical play "Conversation Piece" by and with Noel Coward
Over the years, and under the leadership of curator David Seubert, the UC Santa Barbara Library Performing Arts Collection has grown to become one of the most notable collections of its kind, containing over 300,000 historical sound recordings and over 150 archival collections. The collection is...

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