|Facility:||University of California at Santa Barbara Davidson Library|
|Address:||Davidson Library, UCSB Library, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93117|
|Phone:||(805) 893-2478 or (805) 893-3133|
|Hours:||Hours of operation|
The Davidson Library is the main library for the University of California at Santa Barbara, and houses the majority of the university's library collections, including the main library collection, the map imagery lab, the curriculum lab, the special collections, and more.
UC Santa Barbara allows access to hundreds of databases, including seventeen under the Japanese Studies subject heading and 47 under the East Asian Studies subject heading. All databases can be accessed on-campus at UCSB, however nearly all of them are restricted to on-site access only.
University of California Santa Barbara faculty and staff develop subject and course guides that are then hosted on the website (link above) by UCSB. These include research guides, area guides, arts, engineering, language & literature guides, and more.
Minimal amounts of Japanese materials are available in several other libraries on the UCSB campus, including the Ethnic & Gender Studies Library and Sciences-Engineering Library.
Collection size: as of January 2014 the Davidson Library's collection totalled more than 1.1 million items of which only about 900 are in Japanese. The Davidson Library's main collection focuses on supporting the academic departments at the University of California Santa Barbara that do not have independent library collections, and therefore is very interdisciplinary. Several notable collections, comprising over a third of the Davidson Library collection, are listed below.
Online catalog: http://pegasus.library.ucsb.edu/
Those outside the faculty, staff, or student population of the University of California Santa Barbara are free to use materials within the libraries free of charge. Some special collections may require a photo ID to access. To borrow any materials, a library card is required. For Non-UCSB borrowers, a library card is $100 a year. For non-UCSB borrowers who are UCSB affiliates, library cards are $25 a year. For more information, please visit the library card webpage.