May 20, 2022

A “Reinvented” UC Santa Barbara Library Opens After $80 Million Renovation Project

From Noozhawk:

About a third of the UCSB Library had been closed for more than two years, throughout a nearly $80-million renovation of the building, part of which was built in 1954 and went without upgrades for more than 30 years, University Librarian Denise Stephens said.

“It was a very intimate two and a half years,” she told Noozhawk. “The biggest change is our new grand entrance.”

Crews built an additional three-story building on the library’s north side to make way for more faculty and student.


Students still see the library as integral to their individual academic success,” she [Stephens] said.

“The books are still very important, but they are only one of several ways of delivering information now. We are just so thrilled to finally, finally open our doors.”

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See Also: Welcome to the Reinvented UCSB Library (via UCSB)

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