4/15-5/3: Central Library Lower Level/Children’s Library area will be closed due to construction work.


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.



March 5, 2024

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SBPL Introduces Hublets

The Santa Barbara Public Library is bringing you new, family-friendly technology to try out! We are so excited to introduce our brand-new Hublets. Hublets are tablets that you can check out with your library card for use inside the Central Library. These devices are preloaded with educational apps for kids and teens as well as library resource apps for adults.

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March 5, 2024

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Sustainably SBPL Monthly Challenge: Connect with Nature

As part of the Sustainably SBPL Series, we’re highlighting local resources and library materials to help patrons learn more about topics in our programming series and implement sustainable changes in their lives! For March, we’re focusing on connecting with nature.

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