Student assistant waving at Collaborate Helpdesk in Library
Mon, Mar 28, 9:28 am | Services
A new Collaborate Student Support Center Helpdesk location is now open at UCSB Library, in time for the start of the Spring quarter.  It is located in the Library Paseo next to the Services Desk and its staff can provide walk-up support for technology questions. Through this partnership with...
Masked students studying in the Library.
Mon, Jan 31, 9:01 am | Services
With campus resuming in-class instruction, the Library is returning to regular hours and open to all patrons, including visitors.  We continue to require proof of a green COVID-19 clearance badge from anyone wishing to access the building. Users still must enter through the Mountain Entrance and...
Exterior photo of the UCSB Library Mountain Side
Mon, Jan 3, 10:20 am | Services
The UCSB Library is open to patrons but has changed its hours and services in response to the Chancellor’s Dec. 21 announcement that instruction during the first two weeks of winter quarter will be remote and Jan. 8 update that instruction may continue remotely for an additional two weeks. Building...
Browzine logo with software interface in the background.
Mon, Dec 13, 12:39 pm | Services, Research Services
UCSB Library now has access to BrowZine, a service that lets you browse the complete issues of e-journals that the Library subscribes to, just as if you were flipping through the pages of a physical copy. This service is available –on the web or through a mobile app–  to all UC Santa Barbara...
Fri, Dec 10, 10:49 am | Services
The 5th floor of the Library will be closed to patrons next Monday, December 13 to Wednesday, December 15 to allow for renovations to the lobby area. If you need access to East Asian collection materials on the 5th floor during the three-day closure, Access Services staff can retrieve them for you...
tote bag with books inside
Thu, Sep 9, 11:49 am | Services
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...
Library Paseo
Thu, Sep 2, 11:40 am | Services
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,...
HathiTrust logo on light gray background with dark gray border.
Fri, Aug 13, 10:20 am | Services, Research Services
The HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS) currently provides UCSB users with online access to a portion of the UC Libraries’ in-copyright print holdings that were inaccessible during the COVID-19 pandemic. Coinciding with the full reopening of the UCSB Library, the HathiTrust ETAS...
An iPad being pulled from a shelf of print books
Mon, Jun 21, 3:40 pm | Student Success, Services, Research Services
When the UCSB Library and campus closed suddenly in March 2020 because of the growing COVID-19 pandemic, the expected duration of closure was estimated at a mere three weeks. Over the past 15 months, our community has experienced a multitude of personal and professional challenges and...
New booth furniture in the library
Mon, Jun 7, 11:10 am | Services
On May 17, the UCSB Library moved into the third phase of the building reopening, expanding study space to more of the 2nd floor, including the Paseo Bridge. Additionally, we extended evening hours from Sunday-Thursday until 9 p.m. Requested materials can now be picked up anytime the building is...

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