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Planning Your Research Visit
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.
Wireless Internet Access (Wi-Fi)
The UCSB Library offers free wireless access in all public areas via assigned login credentials.
- For UCSB Affiliates (requires active NetID): Wireless Internet Access (Wi-Fi)
- For Non-UCSB Affiliates:
- Visitors from Eduroam participating institutions (Not sure? Check if you are affiliated with a participating institution using this link: https://www.eduroam.us/institutions)
- Non-Eduroam visitors planning on conducting research in Special Collections should submit a formal request for Wi-Fi access via email to special [at] library [dot] ucsb [dot] edu with the following information
- Special Collections Research Account username
- Start date of visit
- End date of visit