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1. It is the foundation of a successful research university

UCSB Library is the driving force that fuels research and innovation, serving students and faculty across disciplines with valuable resources and instruction. 

2. It is a home away from home for students

Students visit the Library more than any other space on campus and spend an average of 6 hours per week accessing research materials, study spaces and other Library support services.

3. It preserves the past to inform the future

The Library’s Department of Special Research Collections holds unique and rare materials – from rare books to music cylinders – that are preserved and made available to researchers and scholars worldwide. 

4. Knowledge belongs to everyone

The UCSB Library is open to the UCSB community and the general public as a resource for learning and engagement. Our mission is to ensure that knowledge is available to anyone who wants to access it. 

5. Libraries are essential now more than ever

Libraries are our most sacred democratic institutions where we preserve history and truth.

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For more information about how to support the UCSB Library, contact Heather Silva, Senior Director of Development, at heathersilva@ucsb.edu or 805-893-5732.