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The UCSB Library Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory is UCSB's home for data-centric research support. The Collaboratory team offers expert guidance on access to the Library's data collections and supports software tools to analyze and visualize quantitative, qualitative, and spatial data. ...
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Please join the Library in recognizing International Open Access Week, a global event now entering its 12th year. This year’s theme, “It Matters How We Open Knowledge: Building Structural Equity” aligns with the recently released UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science and highlights the importance...
Eden Ahbez at Health Hut
Each year, the Kenneth Karmiole Endowed Research Fellowship program invites scholars from around the world to apply for a unique one to three months opportunity to pursue research, using primary source materials only available at UCSB Library’s Special Research Collections.  Collections available...
RT Livingston
In 2018, conceptual artist RT Livingston gifted her extensive collection of artwork and related materials to the UC Santa Barbara Library’s Special Research Collections. Livingston’s body of work, primarily inspired by human relationships with the environment, ranges from photography and...
Michael Hannon
In early September 2021, California poet Michael Hannon donated materials surrounding his life’s works to the UC Santa Barbara Library Special Research Collections. Inspired by reflections on religion, philosophy, mortality, and the impermanence of life, Hannon’s poetic journey began in 1960,...
Allen Cohen
Wed, Sep 29, 9:31 am | Gifts & Donors
Allen Cohen, a retired UC Santa Barbara librarian, is an active member of the Santa Barbara literary and arts scene. Allen avidly reads, borrows, and collects books; attends concerts and plays; participates in book clubs at the public library; admires and collects art (with a focus on student work...
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Thu, Sep 9, 11:49 am | Services
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...
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Thu, Sep 2, 2:32 pm | Exhibitions
Explore our seven exhibitions with a rich variety of topics, images, and materials that feature items both from our own collections as well as treasures from outside of the Library. Art of Science Learning Commons | On display now through Dec 2021 This exhibition features the winners of the annual...
Library Paseo
Thu, Sep 2, 11:40 am | Services
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. Users will be able to access all eight floors of collections,...
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Wed, Aug 25, 2:47 pm | UC Library Search
It has been almost one month since UC Library Search replaced UCSB Library Search and Melvyl, making it possible for you to find and borrow materials from UC campus libraries using one simple discovery tool.  Library staff are hard at work making improvements to UC Library Search and modifying...

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