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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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Jan. 19, 2023

Staff holding books

SBPL’s Guide to Suggesting Books and DVDs for Purchase

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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Oct. 19, 2022

high school graduate holds diploma with mother and library staff member on each side

Back to School Isn’t Just for Kids 

SBPL’s mission is to support access to education for all ages. For those who didn’t graduate from high school and don’t feel that a traditional GED program meets their needs, the Library offers Career Online High School, a free program in partnership with the California State Library. Not only can adult learners earn a fully accredited high school diploma, the program also offers career training certificates.

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