Shelves of books in UCSB Library's Special Research Collection.
The UCSB Library opened applications for the Kenneth Karmiole Endowed Research Fellowship, which enables visiting scholars and graduate students to pursue research lasting from one to three months in UCSB Library’s Special Research Collections.  One annual fellowship will be awarded in the amount...
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Mon, Oct 14, 1:50 pm | Services
Ever been frustrated by how long it takes for you to find a seat in the Library? The UCSB Library has partnered with the founders of Waitz to customize an app that shows how busy the UCSB Library is in real time by floor so that you can save time.  The free Waitz mobile app is available in the App...
Rising book cover
Mon, Oct 14, 1:42 pm | UCSB Reads
The UC Santa Barbara Library and the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor are pleased to announce the selection of the UCSB Reads 2020 book: Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore, a work of creative nonfiction by Elizabeth Rush.    Rising combines rigorous reporting and lyrical...
New Library study space
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 Reference Desk and Services Desk merged in order to offer a more convenient and efficient one-stop shop with longer hours for users seeking basic information and...
Floyd Norman
Floyd Norman - who made history in 1956 by becoming the first African American cartoon animator at Disney Studios - delivered the first installment of his papers to the UC Santa Barbara Library on Sept. 16, which includes mid-1960s 16 mm films, animation materials, cartoon collections, and audio...
The UCSB Library Services Desk
Fri, Sep 6, 8:54 am | Research Services, Services
The UCSB Library has merged its Reference Desk and Services Desk in order to offer a more convenient and efficient one-stop shop with longer hours for users seeking basic information and services. The Reference Desk closed on September 14.  Staff at the Services Desk (located in the Paseo walkway...
Serials
Mon, Jul 29, 12:59 pm | Collections, Faculty
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...
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The University of California has been out of contract with Elsevier since January. Unfortunately, in late February the negotiations stalled. In the months since, Elsevier continued to provide access to new articles via ScienceDirect. As of July 10, UC's direct access to new Elsevier articles has...
La Casa de la Raza signing
The UC Santa Barbara Library and La Casa de la Raza have reached a new accord that signals another milestone in the preservation of local community history. At a public reception July 11 at La Casa de la Raza, representatives from the library and from La Casa signed an agreement that will ensure...
Sneak peek
Tue, Jul 23, 10:24 am | UCSB Reads
This summer, read along with the UCSB Reads Committee as they work to select the UCSB Reads 2020 book.    The UCSB Reads Committee has announced the five titles that make up the short list for 2020 consideration. The selections are (in no particular order):   1. "The Fifth Season" by N.K. Jemisin 2...

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