The AUSB library may be described as the best of two worlds: an intimate, welcoming library space with a dynamic, curriculum-focused collection of books and a broad network of electronic materials rivaling those at large research libraries. By leveraging the collective resources of the Antioch Libraries around the country, AUSB students have access to a wide range of online resources and services. These include hundreds of research databases to support endeavors both basic and cutting edge, thousands of research journals comprising some 7.5 million (and rising) scholarly articles, and a growing collection of over 19,000 scholarly e-books. Antioch University’s library system continues to expand its resources to support the learning, teaching, and research needs of all students and faculty in in both place-based and hybrid programs.
Antioch University’s state of the art interlibrary loan and document delivery service (We Deliver) bridges the gap between items that are not available through its print and electronic collections. Students, faculty and staff may place their requests for books, articles, and book chapters online at any time and at no cost.
The AUSB library is committed to helping students in all phases of their research. Library staff are available to answer questions about Sakai; Gmail and Google Drive; Word, PowerPoint, and other presentation software. The library provides support in critical reading, application of citation formats, and navigating Antioch University’s print and digital library resources. Research and Instruction Librarians offer professional and personal research support to faculty, students, and staff, both online and in person. The AUSB library also offers course-specific sessions and workshops on topics of interest throughout the academic year.
Students may print, make photocopies, or digital scans on the mezzanine outside the writing center anytime the campus is open. A small computer lab of PC and Apple computers is available library during library hours. (Please see the AUSB library web page for the current schedule.) A small conference room in the library is available for small group meetings. Phone chargers and headphones are available for check-out from the circulation desk. The library can be reached at 805-962- 8179, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Library staff contact information can be found on the library’s web site.
Library hours are posted at the beginning of each semester. In general, the library is open seven days a week when school is in session. More limited hours are offered during vacation periods. For up-to- date information on library hours, check the library’s web site https://www.antioch.edu/santa-barbara/resources/students/library/.