Guitarist Agustin Barrios
Greg Scholl never sought out to become a collector. In fact, as is the case for many accidental collectors, it all started with a curiosity about a subject that turned into a casual hobby and then morphed into a multi-decade long pursuit of collection completion. This formula describes many...
B Arriaga
B Arriaga was hired as the Library’s first Makerspace Student Assistant in spring of 2022 and transitioned to a limited-term Makerspace Assistant position after graduating in fall of 2022. As a queer and neurodivergent person, B was looking for a role that suited their talents and provided a...
woman using a laptop
On Monday, September 18 we upgraded the proxy server that is used to access Library subscription electronic resources from off campus.  Review the changes below to see what changed. What Changed? We added Duo authentication to better protect your account information and to meet campus...
Screenshot of Washington Post Online activation
Tue, Jul 18, 12:22 pm | Collections
UCSB students, faculty, and staff can now enjoy complimentary access to The Washington Post online for day-to-day browsing and reading thanks to the UCSB Library’s new subscription. The Washington Post is a source for expert reporting and analysis from Washington, D.C., and around the world. With...
UCSB Reads 2024 Sneak Peek book covers collage
Thu, Jun 29, 8:51 am | UCSB Reads
The UCSB Reads selection committee is pleased to announce its shortlist of titles under consideration for UCSB Reads 2024. The titles explore diverse subjects ranging from neuroaesthetics, poverty, disability, animal senses, and California's natural and human history. UCSB Reads is an award-winning...
LAUR graphic with photos of winners
On June 1, 2023, seven UCSB undergraduate students were recognized at the fifth annual Library Award for Undergraduate Research (LAUR) ceremony. The awardees demonstrated deep engagement with the Library’s collections, resources, and services while producing a scholarly or creative work. First-...
Gitta Alpar
Gitta Alpar’s life story played out like a sweeping biopic: Born Regina Klopfer in 1903 in Budapest, Hungary, Alpar’s coloratura soprano talent was realized at an early age. By the age of 25, she had become one of the most beloved opera stars of her time. Alpar was the lead in classic opera...
Mashey Bernstein
A Time Capsule of the Jewish, LGBTQ+, and Academic Communities in Santa Barbara, 1962-1994 Retired UC Santa Barbara lecturer and alumnus (‘77) Mashey Bernstein has kept a journal since he was 16 years old. What began as an outlet for self-exploration evolved into a decades-long practice that not...
Wiley journal covers. Credit: Journal images courtesy of Wiley
Number of UC articles published in Wiley open access journals increased nearly three-fold as a result of 2022 pilot agreement The University of California announced today an expansion of the university’s open access agreement with Wiley, one of the world’s largest publishers. Building on the...
UCSB Library Strategic Plan illustration
Mon, Mar 27, 7:41 am |
UCSB Library has completed an intensive strategic planning process of engagement and analysis with the goal of defining the key priorities around which we will align our future efforts. The Library's new strategic plan lists four priority areas and key goals toward which we can make significant...

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