The Department of Special Research Collections collects, maintains, preserves, and makes accessible UCSB Library's most valuable, rare, and unique materials. Included are printed materials such as books and serials, as well as manuscripts, and audio-visual materials. Among Special Research Collections holdings are approximately 250,000 volumes, 16,000 linear feet of manuscripts, 100,000 photographs, and more than 400,000 sound recordings.

Use the side menu bar to view detailed information about our named collections and other collecting areas.

For information about donating materials to Special Research Collections, please visit our Giving to Special Research Collections page.