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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 building. 

The services desks in both libraries will be back in operation so patrons can check out books and other physical materials. Interlibrary loan items can be picked up at the Main Library Services Desk, where you can also check out laptops, chargers, and more

Self-check machines will also be available again. For those new to campus, your Access Card serves as your Library borrowing card.

Items requested through the Pickup and Mailing Service before Sept. 13 will be held at the services desks for 14 days from the date you receive an email confirmation.  

If you are not in the Santa Barbara area, you can still return materials by mail to:

Services Desk / UCSB Library
525 University Center Rd.
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9010

Be sure to include a prominent note with the books (or on the ILL book straps, if ILL material): "Please check in."

Also starting September 13, all external book drops will be open for book returns, including the one at the Paseo East entrance. The book drops located at the Music Library entrance and the Main Library Paseo West entrance are currently open. The Library is no longer extending due dates on all loans; please check your Library Account for your due dates.

View current Library building and service desk hours here.