After a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Interlibrary Loan (ILL) resumed borrowing books from other libraries on Monday, October 19.
Starting October 6, UCSB Library Special Research Collections (SRC) will offer limited research appointments in SRC’s Reading Room for UC Santa Barbara faculty and graduate students to access on-site SRC materials that are not available online and to access non-circulating materials from the Main Library and Music Library that are not available via the pickup and mailing service. UCSB Library remains closed for general walk-in use.
UCSB Library now offers pickup and mail delivery services for UCSB students, faculty, and staff to access circulating Library research materials.
When will the Library building reopen?
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.
This winter, Assistant Professor of Political Science at UCSB Leah Stokes presented a talk entitled "Climate Change in our Backyard: Impacts, Policy and Politics" as part of UCSB Library's Pacific Views: Library Speaker Series.
In the fall, UCSB Professor of Religious Studies, Ann Taves, presented a talk entitled "Is politics our new religion?" as part of UCSB Library's Pacific Views: Library Speaker Series.
UC Santa Barbara Professor Emeritus John Ridland passed away in Santa Barbara on January 29. Professor Ridland taught for over 40 years at UCSB, retiring in 2005. He was one of the founding faculty of the College of Creative Studies and a professor in the English Department, focusing on Robert Frost studies.
The UCSB Library team was busy during the summer preparing for the start of the academic year. Here’s a summary of what’s changed.
The Library’s current serials and newspapers have been moved from their location on 1st Floor, Mountain Side. Most serial volumes have been relocated to the general stacks, where they are interfiled by call number with other collections. A small selection of serials have been moved to a new browsable Current Serials area on the 1st Floor, Ocean Side (see map below for location). Most newspapers have been relocated to the new Current Serials a
The University of California has been out of contract with Elsevier since January. Unfortunately, in late February the negotiations stalled.