Our seminar room is available primarily for UC Santa Barbara classes who are using Special Research Collections materials. Other groups and their instructors, who plan to use these materials are welcome to inquire about the room's availability. Special Research Collections staff may be available for assistance or consultation as needed.
We ask that all instructors create a Special Collections Research Account and familiarize themselves with department rules and procedures and select their materials before arranging to bring their class to the department. Please see Rules for Use of Special Collections Materials.
Instructors who would like to have their students use our materials as part of their classes should also contact the Reading Room to ensure that their students will be able to use the selected materials. Students should be familiar with Special Research Collections rules and policies prior to their arrival. All students using materials individually will need to register online through the Special Collections Research Account webpage, provide photo identification, and agree to abide by our rules and policies.
Advance notice is not required to have your class or group view the exhibits in our front lobby.
Since booking is done on a first come, first served basis some dates you select in the form might not be available and is also dependent on staff availability. Please submit requests at least a month in advance to ensure room booking and staff can be available. To begin the class visit request, please fill out the linked form to submit your instruction/class visit request: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeFR8DOygln0I0UfsMD8IqEa61IYQ08Xn4Wv0cgqOIlsSMvgg/viewform