UCSB Library is creating a new Arts Library by bringing together the Music and Art & Architecture Collections into a modernized space on the main Library’s 1st floor Mountain Side. 

The Music Library will permanently close to the public starting Monday, August 5. 

Music collection materials will be inaccessible to patrons for the approximately eight weeks it takes to move all collections into the Arts Library. We recommend that you borrow materials you anticipate needing in Summer quarter and, to be safe, in early Fall quarter prior to the closure. While the Music collection is in transit, you may use Interlibrary Loan to obtain copies of print materials that are temporarily inaccessible. 

With the start of Summer Sessions on June 24, all Music Course Reserves will move to the main Library Services Desk and patrons will no longer be able to select the Music Library as a pick-up location for Interlibrary Loan materials in UC Library Search. Patrons with Interlibrary Loan requests that are still in transit at that time should check their email notifications or library account to confirm their items’ pick-up location. 

For the latest information about the project, please visit the Arts Library Project page or contact Alan Grosenheider, Deputy University Librarian.