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Santa Barbara Public Library


Santa Barbara Public Library (SBPL) is a department of the City of Santa Barbara. With your library card, you can borrow books, DVDs, Blu-rays, eBooks, digital audiobooks and more. Check out our calendar for classes & events for learners of all ages. All of our library classes and events are free and open to the public. 

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Mar. 16, 2023

Zip Book Logo with Opened Book

SBPL’s Guide to Requesting a Zip Book

Did you know that you can request that the Library purchase books we don’t already have in our collection? Let’s take a look at what happens after you make that request.

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Feb. 15, 2023

woman standing on state st with poetry

SBPL & the Mission Poetry Series Team Up to Host a Poetry Walk

By partnering with local organizations, Santa Barbara Public Library is able to offer a wide array of free cultural and educational programs to the community. 

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