UCSB Library now has a gender-inclusive restroom. Located on the first floor, Mountain Side, the multi-occupancy restroom features three stalls and a baby changing table, and is wheelchair accessible. UCSB Library’s gender-inclusive restroom is part of a campus-wide commitment to providing safe, accessible, and convenient restroom facilities for all members of our community.
An online map indicates where other gender-inclusive restrooms can be found on campus; there are now more than 60 such restrooms at UCSB. The gender-inclusive restroom in the Library is the result of an existing restroom conversion. UCSB Library is the site of the third multi-occupancy gender-inclusive facility on campus; others can be found in Mosher Alumni House and the MultiCultural Center. The standard door sign for identifying a gender-inclusive restroom is a triangle within a circle (pictured here).
Many transgender and gender non-conforming people report feeling unwelcome or unsafe using gender-specific restrooms, where they may be the target of harassment or attack. Accessible restrooms without a designated gender also benefit the disabled and their caregivers, and parents with small children.
UCSB Library is dedicated to providing a welcoming, inclusive, and safe environment for all people who seek to explore and learn in our central location on the UCSB campus.