Laura Treat headshot.
Laura Treat joined the UCSB Library in October in a new dual role as the Curator of Moving Image Collections and Librarian for Film & Media Studies. In this position, she fills a variety of needs, overseeing the moving image collections in the Library’s Department of Special Research...
Sherri Barnes
After a career at UCSB spanning more than two decades, librarian Sherri Barnes retired at the end of January. She led the Library to the forefront of the movement for open access research as the Library's first Scholarly Communication Program Coordinator, her most recent role. Throughout her time...
NBC studio photograph of Rudy Valleé.
The American Radio Archives, one of the world’s largest and most valuable collections of radio broadcasting will soon become part of the UC Santa Barbara Library’s Department of Special Research Collections. Established by the Thousand Oaks Library Foundation (TOLF) in 1984, the archive is one of...
"Wine by Design" book by Victor Geraci.
A Glass Half Full: Alumnus Victor Geraci discusses the Viticulture Collection, his new book, and the future of Santa Barbara wine The UCSB Library’s Department of Special Research Collections (SRC) prides itself on the preservation of local Santa Barbara history, having acquired and built...
Four members of the Source Family.
If you ask Manuscript Curator and Religious Studies Librarian David Gartrell to tell you about his favorite piece in the UC Santa Barbara Library American Religions Collection (ARC), he will tell you it’s impossible to pick just one. He has a point. Since its inception in 1968, the ARC has become a...
LP cover of the complete musical play "Conversation Piece" by and with Noel Coward
Over the years, and under the leadership of curator David Seubert, the UC Santa Barbara Library Performing Arts Collection has grown to become one of the most notable collections of its kind, containing over 300,000 historical sound recordings and over 150 archival collections. The collection is...
Illustration of a book being returned
Tue, Dec 8, 8:33 pm | Services
The UCSB Library will be closed for Winter Break from Thursday, December 24 through Sunday, January 3. No services will be offered during that time.  The pickup and mailing service will continue up until the closure, with Tuesday, December 22 being the last day to pick up materials before the break...
Female student smiling in Library
Tue, Dec 8, 8:18 pm | Gifts & Donors
1. Because it is the foundation of a successful research university The UCSB Library is the driving force that fuels research and innovation, serving students and faculty across disciplines with valuable resources and instruction.  2. Because it is a home away from home for students Students visit...
Various news clippings
2020 has been quite a year.   Even though the COVID-19 pandemic forced the Library building to close in March, staff continued working behind the scenes. We acquired some exciting new archives, digitized historic documents and recordings, continued UCSB Reads programming virtually, worked to...
When They Call You a Terrorist book cover with UCSB Reads logo
Mon, Nov 9, 3:03 pm | UCSB Reads
The UC Santa Barbara Library and the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor are pleased to announce the selection of the 2021 UCSB Reads book, When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Cullors and asha bandele. Now in its 15th year, UCSB Reads continues to bring the...

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