General Guidelines

  • If you use materials from our collections, please cite us as:
    Special Research Collections, UCSB Library, University of California Santa Barbara
    • There are a variety of guidelines for citing maps, aerial photographs, GIS datasets, and other materials located in libraries and archival collections.  
  • The Regents of the University of California retain ownership and reproduction rights, where applicable, for all materials, both hard-copy and digital.  Payment of fees for reproductions does not include rights for publishing, or resale. 
  • We may occasionally need to restrict reproduction for materials to which we do not have copy- or reproduction-rights.  
  • Most US federal government publications are in the Public Domain and may be used, copied, and re-distributed without restriction.


  • Copyrighted materials may need rights clearance from parties other than UCSB --it is your responsibility to obtain proper permissions for re-publication of materials.  We are happy to assist in this process.

Aerial Photography Guidelines

  • Any publication – in print or on the Web - of materials to which the U.C. Regents hold rights must be pre-approved by the Department Head. A signed agreement is required for reproduction of aerial photography for which the UC Regents hold copyright or reproduction rights. The Library's publication fee is $200 per frame; the UC copyright statement, and flight and frame number, must appear with the reproduction of the frame.

UCSB-created Data