Special Research Collections is reopening with expanded services and new hours on Tuesday, July 6, 2021.
Research Appointments are required and are available Monday through Thursday 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, and Friday 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Appointments must be scheduled one week in advance via a request made to email@example.com.
To enter the building, you must complete a COVID-19 screening survey.
Those with a UCSB NetID can enroll in the employee Daily Survey.
Others, including visitors and non-campus affiliates, can use the On Demand screening survey.
Planning Your Research Visit
- Remote Resources & Services for UCSB Library Users
- Policies & Fees
- Directions & Parking
- Research Resources
- Classes & Group Visits
- Wireless (Wifi)
- Copyright & Fair Use*
Please submit reading room requests ahead of time using the Special Collections Research Account online system. We especially recommend that out-of-town researchers or researchers working on time-sensitive projects contact staff at least two weeks ahead of your visit. Some materials need to be retrieved from off-site and will not be immediately available without advance notice. Researchers may also want to contact one of our curators or other Special Research Collections staff for more in-depth reference assistance.
Audiovisual materials must be requested ahead of time because it may be necessary to reformat the materials before they can be accessed. For more information on accessing audio/visual materials, please visit Access to the Sound Recordings.
*Please refer to individual collections guides for additional publication rights information.