Hard Hat Tour of the new UCSB Library Facilities

October 28, 2015

On October 28th, a group of Shoreliners had the special privilege of touring 150,000 square feet of new and renovated Library space. The Library has been under construction for 2.5 years and will open to the campus community on January 4, 2016. This building project was necessary because the Library had not been improved in 35 years. During that time, the nature of scholarly research has changed, demanding more technologically-rich, flexible and collaborative spaces. Most of the new spaces have been designed for people, not books, to address growing enrollments; the high demand on this campus for quiet, secure study space; and the recognition that growth in collections is mostly online.