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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...
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Fri, Jun 11, 3:23 pm | Research Services, UC Library Search
UC Library Search will replace UCSB Library Search and Melvyl as the new unified UC-wide discovery tool on July 27, 2021. Some services and functions will be impacted starting July 7. To help you prepare for the transition to UC Library Search, review the following Q&A’s:  What will happen to...
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UCSB Library Search and Melvyl Retiring July 27 UC Library Search will vastly improve the user experience of faculty, students, and researchers worldwide who need to access collections across the University of California system. This new discovery tool will replace Melvyl and UCSB Library Search on...
SRC Reading Room
Starting October 6, UCSB Library Special Research Collections (SRC) will offer limited research appointments in SRC’s Reading Room for UC Santa Barbara faculty and graduate students to access on-site SRC materials that are not available online and to access non-circulating materials from the Main...
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UCSB Library now offers pickup and mail delivery services for UCSB students, faculty, and staff to access circulating Library research materials. Requesting Materials You can request circulating materials directly from UCSB Library Search after logging into your user account. Follow the...
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When will the Library building reopen? A portion of the main Library is open for limited study space. Current hours are posted on our website. View the building reopening expectations and guidelines.  The Music Library will not be reopening for study space at this time. However, we offer ...
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UCSB Library’s Research Data Services (RDS) recently became a member of the Data Curation Network (DCN), a group of professionals from U.S. academic institutions and nonprofit data repositories who seek to improve researcher support through their collective expertise around data curation services...
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Wed, Jun 10, 12:02 pm | Research Services, Student Success
“The Library is closed.” This phrase is echoed among university library websites across the nation, yet does little to explain the dynamically shifting roles in which library staff and faculty find themselves. While the physical University Library space is closed, its services are most certainly...
The first-ever UCSB Library Award for Undergraduate Research (LAUR) was established in 2019 as a means of celebrating and honoring those students who engaged with the Library and made expert use of our vast collections and services.   Faculty members and subject librarians served as judges for the...
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Wed, Apr 8, 9:09 am | Research Services, Student Success
Millions of electronic books are now available to UCSB users through the HathiTrust Digital Library, which has allowed for Emergency Temporary Access Services of copyrighted material to member institutions with copies of those items in their physical collections.  The UC Libraries have contributed...

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