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Tue, Dec 8, 8:33 pm | Services
The UCSB Library will be closed for Winter Break from Thursday, December 24 through Sunday, January 3. No services will be offered during that time.  The pickup and mailing service will continue up until the closure, with Tuesday, December 22 being the last day to pick up materials before the break...
Female student smiling in Library
Tue, Dec 8, 8:18 pm | Gifts & Donors
1. Because it is the foundation of a successful research university The UCSB Library is the driving force that fuels research and innovation, serving students and faculty across disciplines with valuable resources and instruction.  2. Because it is a home away from home for students Students visit...
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2020 has been quite a year.   Even though the COVID-19 pandemic forced the Library building to close in March, staff continued working behind the scenes. We acquired some exciting new archives, digitized historic documents and recordings, continued UCSB Reads programming virtually, worked to...
When They Call You a Terrorist book cover with UCSB Reads logo
Mon, Nov 9, 3:03 pm | UCSB Reads
The UC Santa Barbara Library and the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor are pleased to announce the selection of the 2021 UCSB Reads book, When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Cullors and asha bandele. Now in its 15th year, UCSB Reads continues to bring the...
Angela Chikowero with SPARC logo
UC Santa Barbara librarian Angela Chikowero has been selected to the 2020-21 cohort for the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) Open Education Leadership Program. “I am thrilled that Angela has agreed to take a learning and leadership role in open education,” said UCSB...
Edison record and record player
A team of researchers at the UCSB Library recently finished an exciting enhancement project to the Discography of American Historical Recordings (DAHR), an online database of over 314,000 master recordings made by American record companies during the 78rpm era. DAHR is the preeminent searchable...
Annie Bardach interviews Fidel Castro
What do Fidel Castro, Sid Vicious, JonBenet Ramsey, Larry Rivers, William Burroughs, and Benazir Bhutto have in common? They are all subjects of investigative reporting by the award-winning American journalist Ann Louise Bardach. In 2018, the UC Santa Barbara Library Department of Special Research...
COPIM logo
Officially launched November 1, 2019, COPIM (Community-Led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs) is a three-year project organized around six interlinking work packages. Funded by Research England and Arcadia – a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin – the project is...
Stack of books
Fri, Oct 9, 9:11 am | Faculty, Graduate Students
After a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Interlibrary Loan (ILL) resumed borrowing books from other libraries on Monday, October 19.  UCSB students, faculty, and staff can request loans. The Library is operating with limited on-site staff, so faculty and students are asked to only request books...
Hand holding Black Lives Matter poster
Archivists at UC Santa Barbara Library Special Research Collections have recently launched the Black Lives Matter Community Archives project in order to document the impact of the Black Lives Matter movement in Santa Barbara.  All people living in Santa Barbara County who are invested in fighting...

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