Building Reopening FAQs

When will the Library building reopen?

The Library intends to open its building for students before fall quarter begins. The exact date isn’t yet known, but when it is, we will post it to the Library website. Our reopening will occur in conjunction with state and county public health guidelines for the reopening of higher education, which could result in adjustments to our plans. 

Winners announced for Library's NEW Award for Undergraduate Research

For undergraduate scholars and researchers, the UC Santa Barbara Library plays a key role in their academic success. Every day — and in countless ways — students tap into the library’s vast resources and services.

“Our undergrads conduct legitimate research and are in every way functioning as young scholars,” said Jane Faulkner, a student success librarian. “What better way to honor and recognize this than to have the library award them with a prize for their efforts?”

UCSB Reads 2019 Sneak Peek!

This summer, read along with the UCSB Reads Committee as they work to select the UCSB Reads 2019 book. 
 
The UCSB Reads Committee has announced the six titles that make-up the short list for 2019 consideration. The selections are:
 
1. "The Best We Could Do" by Thi Bui
2. "Hunger" by Roxanne Gay
3. "The Hate U Give" by Angie Thomas
4. "Sing, Unburied Sing" by Jesmyn Ward
5. "Binti" by Nnedi Okorafor
6. "Homegoing" by Yaa Gyasi
 

Undergraduate Ty Saylors: "I Would Have Been Lost" Without Librarians

Use Google to search for “D.A.R.E.” (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), and the top 10 results include the organization’s official website, but also the video for the Gorrilaz song “DARE.”

Use Web of Science, an online subscription database available to UCSB students via the UCSB Library’s website, and you get a list of scholarly articles and studies about the drug-prevention program.

Undergraduate Sydney Martin: Doing Primary Research in the Library "Made Me Change My Major"

When Sydney Martin sees a World War I soldier wearing a helmet pop up on her computer screen, she thinks about the UCSB Library.

The photograph, in rotation on her computer, is part of an exhibition, “Helmets of the First World War: Battle, Technology, and Culture,” on display in UCSB Library’s Mountain Gallery through June 30.

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