UCSB Library is creating a new Arts Library by bringing together the Music and Art & Architecture Collections into a modernized space on the Library’s 1st floor Mountain Side where the Art & Architecture Collection is currently housed. As part of the project, the Music Library collection and services will be moved from the Music Building to the main Library. 

The Art & Architecture space – inclusive of collections and study space – will be closed to the public for construction starting Monday, April 1. 

Art & Architecture General Collection print materials with call numbers ND-NX, Art & Architecture Oversize materials, and Art & Architecture Art Exhibition Catalogs will remain in the space and will not be accessible for browsing during construction.

To request an item with these call numbers after the closure of the Art & Architecture space:

  1. Open the item’s record in UC Library Search
  2. Click on “Sign in” in the yellow box and sign into your Library account
  3. Click on the “Request” button under “Access In Library” to open the request form
  4. Press “Send Request” to submit the form

Requested materials will be paged Monday-Friday and must be picked up at the Services Desk in the Paseo.

Other Art & Architecture call number ranges, including N-NC and TR, have already been relocated outside of the Art & Architecture space to accommodate user access during construction.

The Arts Library is expected to open around the start of Fall quarter. More details about the timeline and grand opening will be provided as it becomes known. 

For more information, visit the Arts Library Project page or contact Alan Grosenheider, Deputy University Librarian.