UC Santa Barbara General CatalogUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

UCSB Library

The UCSB Library includes both the Donald C. Davidson Library and the Arts Library, and contains approximately 3 million books and journals. The collections include manuscripts, satellite imagery, maps, technical reports, government documents, audio and visual material, and more.

The UCSB Library is a member of the California Digital Library, the Association of Research Libraries, and the Center for Research Libraries, and participates in cooperative programs with other major national research libraries to provide collections and services for the UCSB community.

The general collection and several specialized units and services are located in Davidson Library. These include the Sciences and Engineering Library, the Map and Imagery Laboratory, the Curriculum Laboratory, the East Asian Library, and the Ethnic and Gender Studies Library.

The Department of Special Collections houses the Library’s collection of rare books and manuscripts, and includes several distinguished collections.  Among these are the Performing Arts Collection, the Wyles Collection on the American West, the Skofield Printers’ Collection, and the California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives (CEMA).

The Arts Library is a full-service branch library that supports academic programs in art and music. In addition to the substantial book and journal collections, the Arts Library includes auction and exhibition catalogs, more than 60,000 sound recordings, and music scores.

Contact the UCSB Library at (805) 893-2478, or visit www.library.ucsb.edu.