All SBPL locations will be closed on March 31 for Cesar Chavez Day and Central Library Closed Due to Construction March 31 - April 4.


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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March 28, 2023

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SBPL Supports Business and Entrepreneurs with Specialty Database

Santa Barbara Public Library offers a wide range of free downloadable ebooks, digital audiobooks, digital magazines, music, graphic novels, streaming videos, as well as research databases.

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March 21, 2023

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Meet Kundai Chikowero, Santa Barbara County’s First Youth Poet Laureate Ambassador

In collaboration with the Santa Barbara County’s Youth Poet Laureate Program, Santa Barbara Public Library is proud to host a poetry workshop led by Kundai Chikowero.

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