A new Collaborate Student Support Center Helpdesk location is now open at UCSB Library, in time for the start of the Spring quarter. It is located in the Library Paseo next to the Services Desk and its staff can provide walk-up support for technology questions.
With campus resuming in-class instruction, the Library is returning to regular hours and open to all patrons, including visitors.
UCSB Library now has access to BrowZine, a service that lets you browse the complete issues of e-journals that the Library subscribes to, just as if you were flipping through the pages of a physical copy.
The 5th floor of the Library will be closed to patrons next Monday, December 13 to Wednesday, December 15 to allow for renovations to the lobby area.
If you need access to East Asian collection materials on the 5th floor during the three-day closure, Access Services staff can retrieve them for you.
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 building.
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.
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.
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 opportunities, among them the transition to the virtual workspace.
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 open for study. See hours here.