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  • Culminating UCSB Reads 2022, science fiction writer Ted Chiang speaks on campus
  • Detail from "Postcards from Salinas"
    An exhibition at the Library highlights Filipinos in the Central Valley, 1920-40
  • Four undergraduates, one professor receive Chancellor’s research awards; library awards six students for exemplary research
  • UCSB Reads selection “When They Call You a Terrorist“ is the focus of multiple upcoming events and other programming
  • Online discussions will highlight the fight for equality during 30th anniversary of American With Disabilities Act
  • Library offers look at shortlist of books under consideration, asks for input on final selection, for UCSB Reads 2021
  • UC Santa Barbara Library launches COVID-19 Community Archives Project for students, faculty, staff
  • UCSB Reads: In a community forum, author Elizabeth Rush discusses ‘Rising,’ her acclaimed book about sea level rise
  • Disneyland, Orange County, 1938
    UC Santa Barbara’s Library holds 2.5 million aerial photos, the largest collection of its kind in the world
  • “In Her Own Image,” an exhibition at the campus library, explores the work of female comic book creators
  • 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill
    A symposium and a pair of exhibitions at UC Santa Barbara re-examine the 1969 oil spill off Santa Barbara
  • University Librarian Kristin Antelman brings a passion for technology and a commitment to collaboration
  • Custodian Richard O’Steen uses the UCSB Library to become an expert mycologist
  • UCPD annual active shooter drill to take place at the UCSB Library June 26
  • Botanist and author Hope Jahren gives a free talk about her bestselling memoir “Lab Girl,” the 2018 UCSB Reads selection
  • ‘UCSB Reads 2018’ selects award-winning memoir by Hope Jahren
  • The UCSB Library introduces a one-stop search system to provide faster access to research materials
  • Pulitzer Prize finalist Luis Alberto Urrea uses humor to tackle borders, immigration and family
  • UCSB Library exhibit explores the past, present and future of Isla Vista
  • IMLS grant puts UCSB Library at the forefront in developing best practices for managing digital data
  • Bryan Stevenson author of the UCSB Reads 2016 selection, “Just Mercy” to speak at UCSB
  • UC Santa Barbara opens a new center dedicated to ensuring that transfer students thrive
  • Shakespeare's Fourth Folio, UCSB Library
    An exhibition of books, artist books, illuminations and other treasured texts from the UCSB Library's Special Research Collections
  • crowds in front of library

    After two years of construction and renovation, the UCSB Library reopened in grand style Wednesday, Jan. 13.

  • The award-winning best-seller chronicles the attorney’s work seeking justice for the wrongly convicted
  • David Seubert, director of the UCSB Cylinder Audio Archive, on the significance of the collection.
    David Seubert, director of the UCSB Cylinder Audio Archive, on the significance of the collection.
    With a new name and new website, the UCSB Cylinder Audio Archive celebrates its 10-year anniversary by looking toward the future.
  • The UCSB Library expansion and renovation project is heading down the homestretch, with 150,000 square feet of new and remodeled space set to open on January 4, 2016.

  • Jane Faulkner and students
    The students in UCSB’s Freshman Summer Start Program take advantage of an early start to their college careers
  • UCSB Thoreau scholar Elizabeth Witherell transcribes manuscript newly acquired by Harvard University
  • SB County Board of Supervisors minutes book
    Collaborative archive project of UCSB and County of Santa Barbara will see historical legislative records housed at UCSB Library
  • UCSB Library acquires major Chicano/Latino graphic art collection from San Francisco’s Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
  • Sara Miller McCune's $5 million gift will support her many passions on campus, including UCSB Library
  • Vernacular Wax Cylinder Recordings
    UCSB Library’s Vernacular Wax Cylinder Recordings are added to the National Recording Registry
  • You can’t miss the boat when you walk into the UCSB Library.

  • A video about UCSB's acquisition of a collection of Turkish music records
    A video about UCSB's acquisition of a collection of Turkish music records
    The UCSB Library has acquired a sizable collection of classical Turkish music recorded from the early to mid-20th century
  • UCSB Reads 2015 kicks off with book giveaway
    UCSB Reads: a series of events including book discussions, faculty panels, a film screening, an exhibition and a talk by the author
  • Bestseller chronicles Kerman’s experience in a minimum-security women’s prison and is the basis of the popular Netflix series
  • Discography of Historical American Recordings is an online database of more than 100,000 recordings
    Online database features more than 100,000 master recordings from pioneering record companies
  • Tom Burtonwood's Orihon
    The collection of artists' books at UCSB's Arts Library reveals the genre's diversity and characteristic lack of definition.
  • Data Curation @ UCSB
    Data Curation @ UCSB
    Pilot project Data Curation @ UCSB hopes to address the growing problem of where — and how — to house research data created on campus
  • For the first time in “UCSB Reads” history, people outside the Santa Barbara area will have an opportunity to hear — and chat with — the program’s featured author. From noon to 1 p.m.

  • Two hundred and twenty-five years ago, James Madison, statesman, political theorist and future fourth president of the United States, penned a series of amendments — 17 in all — designed to guarantee each citizen’s personal freedoms and to limit...

  • video still of swirling embers during Tea Fire
    "Burn Cycle," an exhibition by artist and curator Ethan Turpin, depicts the many aspects of living with seasonal wildfires
  • UCSB Reads continues through winter quarter with a series of events that includes book discussions, faculty panels, and featured speakers at UC Santa Barbara and at public libraries in Santa Barbara and Montecito.

  • 'UCSB Reads' engages the campus and community in conversations about issues of significant local and national interest.
  • When the British East India Company began its explorations in India, the subcontinent captured the attention and the imagination of the people back home.

  • In the early 1950's, record dealer Edouard Pecourt opened a shop in Paris called La Boîte à Disques, where he amassed an extraordinary collection of vintage musical recordings.

  • The life and work of the prolific and socially conscious Chicano artist Leo Limón is the focus of a book recently published by UC Santa Barbara's Chicano Studies Institute and the California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives (CEMA), a division...

  • The University Library at UC Santa Barbara has been awarded a second National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant to further develop an online encyclopedia of all the recordings made by the Victor Talking Machine Company (which later became...

  • The UC Santa Barbara Library has chosen "Ethics for the New Millennium" by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama as this year's book selection for the UCSB Reads program.

  • The UC Santa Barbara Library has received a prestigious national award from the American Library Association (ALA) recognizing outstanding achievement in library public relations for "UCSB Reads for Earth Day," a 2007 community-wide effort to...

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