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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Fri, Jul 16, 4:01 pm | UC Library Search
On July 27, 2021, UC Library Search will replace UCSB Library Search and Melvyl as the new UC-wide discovery tool. Some services and functions have already been impacted as we get ready for this exciting change. To navigate this transition, see details below. UCSB Library Search permalinks will...
A collage of zine covers from the collection
Fri, Jul 2, 11:51 am | Collections, Art & Architecture
UCSB Library is launching its first circulating zine collection! The Social Justice Zine Collection includes more than 70 works made by zinesters, primarily based in California, who publish on a variety of social justice topics. Zines (pronounced "zeens" like "magazines") are do-it-yourself...
Historic photo of the exterior of the first Santa Barbara Public Library
In a prime example of inter-library collaboration, the Santa Barbara Public Library (SBPL) recently partnered with the UCSB Library Special Research Collections to preserve more than 3,000 historic photos of Santa Barbara County collected by Santa Barbara native Edson Smith; 104 issues of Santa...
Leslie Leaney coming out of the ocean in a diving suit
In 2018, Leslie Leaney and other members of the Historical Diving Society USA established the Leaney-Brooks Diving History Archive and Endowment at the UCSB Library. Comprised of a collection of rare books, magazines, monographs, and more, Leaney envisions the growing archive as a repository for...
UCSB Reads Sneak Peek logo with book titles in background
Wed, Jun 23, 11:28 am | UCSB Reads
The UCSB Reads selection committee has announced its shortlist of titles under consideration for UCSB Reads 2022. The selections span the genres of science fiction short stories, fiction, nonfiction, and biographical essays. They explore subjects of free will, bioethics, grief, privilege, poverty...
An iPad being pulled from a shelf of print books
Mon, Jun 21, 3:40 pm | Student Success, Services, Research Services
When the UCSB Library and campus closed suddenly in March 2020 because of the growing COVID-19 pandemic, the expected duration of closure was estimated at a mere three weeks. Over the past 15 months, our community has experienced a multitude of personal and professional challenges and...
Roger Camp
Roger O. Camp ticks off all of the boxes as a friend of the UC Santa Barbara Library: alumnus (‘67), collection donor, and Legacy Circle member. A longtime supporter of the Library, Camp reached out this spring with an inquiry: “Would the Library be interested in acquiring [his] life’s work as a...
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Fri, Jun 11, 3:23 pm | Research Services, UC Library Search
UC Library Search will replace UCSB Library Search and Melvyl as the new unified UC-wide discovery tool on July 27, 2021. Some services and functions will be impacted starting July 7. To help you prepare for the transition to UC Library Search, review the following Q&A’s:  What will happen to...
New booth furniture in the library
Mon, Jun 7, 11:10 am | Services
On May 17, the UCSB Library moved into the third phase of the building reopening, expanding study space to more of the 2nd floor, including the Paseo Bridge. Additionally, we extended evening hours from Sunday-Thursday until 9 p.m. Requested materials can now be picked up anytime the building is...

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