Adaptive Technology Center Renovation Complete

The UCSB Library has completed the renovation and expansion of the Adaptive Technology Center (ATC), a space for students with disabilities to access technology that makes it easier to keep up with their studies.

The space now has 11 work stations (it previously had six), a new electronic access card reader, new carpet, new paint, and new furniture. A shared wall was also removed to expand the center into one larger room.

New Presentation Practice Room in the Library

UCSB Library is pleased to announce a new Presentation Practice Room available for reservation by UCSB students, faculty, and staff. Located on the 1st Floor Mountain Side (room 1506), the space allows you to practice, refine, and record oral and multimedia presentations for classes and seminars, conferences, teaching preparation, the Grad and Undergrad Slam, thesis defenses, and other events.

Finals and Holiday Weekend Hours

Finals hours are in effect at the UCSB Library through Thursday, January 11. MLK holiday weekend hours will be in effect Friday, January 12 through Monday, January 15. Normal operating hours resume Tuesday, January 16 at 8AM.

Finals Hours:

Sat (1/6), 10AM – 9PM (Regular) 9PM – 10AM (Late Night Study)

Sun (1/7), 10AM – 10 PM (Regular) 10PM – 8AM (Late Night Study)

Mon (1/8) – Thu (1/11), 8AM – 10PM (Regular) 10PM – 8AM (Late Night Study)

MLK Holiday Weekend Hours:

Recess Hours in Effect

Due to circumstances related to the Thomas Fire, the UCSB Chancellor has postponed fall finals until after the new year.  For this reason, recess hours will be in effect for the UCSB Library Monday, December 11 through Saturday, December 23. For the main building, hours are:

Mon–Thu, 8AM–6 PM (Regular) 6 PM–10 PM (Late Night Study)
Fri & Sat 8 AM–5 PM (Regular) 5 PM–9 PM (Late Night Study - except 12/23) 

UCSB Library Search is here!

The Library Catalog is now UCSB Library Search. UCSB Library Search, an advanced discovery tool, searches across hundreds of catalogs, indexes, and databases to deliver the most relevant results from the Library’s increasingly diverse resources. UCSB Library Search is accessible from the Library’s website homepage. In addition to the new UCSB Library Search, users looking to sign-on to their My Library Account now need to use a UCSBnetID and password.

Software Upgrade Required for UCSB Campus VPN Users

Researchers who use the UCSB campus VPN (virtual private network) to access Library subscription resources from off-campus should be aware that Enterprise Technology Services (ETS) has upgraded the service.  The new VPN supports a wider variety of operating systems, including mobile clients for iOS, Android, and ChromeOS.  To use the new VPN, users must download and install new client software. 

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