Shipping Information

These instructions apply to official NCEAS business only.

Campus Mail System

There are two 'outgoing mail' boxes in the front office: on-campus departments and off-campus mail. For large off-campus packages, use a blue and white UCSB address label and write our mailcode (004943) next to the return address.

Sending International Mail 

Postal regulations require CUSTOMS DECLARATIONS on ALL international mail weighing 15 oz. or more (a postal scale is in the front office) next to outgoing mailboxes.

First Class International Mail and A/O (Air Other) Printed Matter Mail weighing 15 oz. to 4 lbs. require Customs form 2976. International Mail weighing over 4 lbs. requires Customs form 2976A, plastic envelope 2976E and Parcel Post shipping (forms are located in the front office).

Please complete necessary forms BEFORE mailing your letter or package; Mail Services will return items without the correct form, causing a delay. 

UCSB Mail Services: 893-3595.

Federal Express

For urgent mail, NCEAS contracts with Federal Express. Please ask staff in Room 300 for pertinent forms and instructions. The pickup location in this building is on the sixth floor (at the top of the stairwell).

The last FedEx pickup time for this building is M-F 3:45 pm.

Other drop off locations:
Kinko's, 1039 State Street. (3 blocks up from NCEAS)
FedEx Office, 5266 Hollister Ave. (near the Santa Barbara airport)

Pick up times are subject to change. Please check the FedEx web site.

US Post Office

A US Mail box is located in the main entrance of this building (by the main entry doors behind the plants). Pick up time is approximately 10 am; please check for changes.

The main Santa Barbara Post Office is on 836 Anancapa Street (at the corner of Anacapa and Canon Perdido Streets). Just a couple blocks from NCEAS, it is an art-deco structure with a large flagpole in front.

Telephone: 1-800-275-8777

Hours of operation:

Weekdays: 8 am to 5:30 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm
Closed Sundays, and State and National holidays

There are also drive-by and drop off mailboxes located in front of the Post Office.