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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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September 29, 2023

eastside 50

Celebrating 50 Years of Eastside Library

Though the Eastside Library opened its doors in May 1973; this story begins in 1967. Learn more about the history of this SBPL branch and how we celebrated the 50th anniversary.

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August 22, 2023

people walking in a park

SBPL’s Grant-Funded Parks Pass Project Helps Locals Explore Outdoors

In 2023, SBPL has the opportunity to participate in a grant-funded program aimed at making California State Parks more accessible and promoting healthy lifestyles by encouraging Californians to get outdoors.

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