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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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May 12, 2023

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Santa Barbara Area Newspapers Now Digitized and Preserved!

If you’ve worked closely with microfilm collections, you probably have heard the term “vinegar syndrome.” You may have even encountered its unmistakable vinegary smell opening a cabinet of old microfilm.

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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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