Central will be closed on December 8th due to construction. 


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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December 1, 2023

three panels of SBAA art

Faulkner Main Gallery: Santa Barbara Art Association 

This December a selection of art works by Santa Barbara Art Association (SBAA) members will be on view in the Faulkner Main Gallery during the Library’s open hours. Join the artists on First Thursday for a celebration of the work with refreshments on Thursday December 7 from 5pm-8pm.

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November 18, 2023

teens creating screenprints outside

SBPL Teen Interns Learn about Entrepreneurship with Local Screen-printing Business Mind Garden

Santa Barbara Public Library’s grant-funded teen intern program provides local teens the opportunity to develop job skills as well as explore future careers in either library services or entrepreneurship. Interns had the chance to support the Library’s volunteer recognition event and marketing initiative at a recent screen-printing workshop.

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