Library Paseo

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, study spaces, public computing, and Library services. Additionally, bookable and drop-in study rooms will again be available for groups.

With the Services Desk back in operation, the pickup and mailing service will be discontinued as will the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service.

Students, faculty, and staff will again be able to check out laptops, phone chargers, calculators, frisbees, umbrellas, games, and other items at the Services Desk, along with books and physical Course Reserve materials. There will be reduced hours at the Services Desk and Art & Architecture desk for the first few weeks of the quarter as we ramp up staffing. 

For those new to UCSB, your Access Card serves as your Library borrowing card. Those with community cards that expired during the closure can visit the Services Desk to have time extended on their cards.

During the closure, the Library has added new furniture, including booths, more egg chairs, and outdoor solar-powered seating. Twelve all-gender restrooms can now be found throughout the main Library building. 

In conjunction with campus policy, masks must continue to be worn by all users, except when drinking. Food will not be permitted for now.

We are excited to be planning in-person events and exhibitions again. Check out a calendar of upcoming events.

View Library building and service hours here