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...
Kristin Antelman
I want to welcome all new and returning students. Even though we have to welcome you virtually this year, I want you to know that all of us in the Library are working hard to support you so that you have a productive fall under these less than ideal circumstances. While the UCSB Library building is...
Robert O'Brien playing records.
UC Santa Barbara Library Special Research Collections was given an impressive collection of theatrical Shakespeare recordings last fall, a legacy of scholar and author, Dr. Robert J. O’Brien, who accumulated the collection over his many years of study, collection, and travel. The Dr. Robert J. O’...
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...
UCSB Library West Paseo Entrance
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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