*UPDATE* Holds pickup hours at Central Library shifting to 4 PM - 7 PM  on weekdays due to construction beginning 8/2. Read more here.


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Excavation in the center of Central Library is scheduled for the month of August. To protect staff and patrons from adverse effects of construction, especially high noise levels that will limit the ability to communicate, staff are…
July 28, 2022
SBPL invites local artists to submit works for October 2022 Art Show, Through Many Windows: A World Reimagined in conjunction with SB Reads programming. 
July 21, 2022
Santa Barbara Public Library is pleased to announce the selection of N.K. Jemisin’s award-winning speculative novel The Fifth Season as the featured title for Santa Barbara Reads 2022. 
July 21, 2022
Santa Barbara Public Library is kicking off a major construction project! Beginning July 11, 2022, construction begins on 3 projects at Central Library: Library Plaza renovation, a new ADA-compliant elevator, and a lower level staff area…
June 29, 2022
Grant-funded Community Connections Project Will Support Access to Information and Social Services at Santa Barbara Public Library
June 2, 2022
Library to Transition to New Catalog with a “Clean Slate” for All Account Holders Santa Barbara City Council approved a proposal to forgive outstanding fines and fees on library accounts in order to facilitate the transition to a new…
May 27, 2022
We're excited to announce our new OverDrive/Libby platform!  New Libby/Overdrive Experience Santa Barbara Public Library has moved their Libby / OverDrive titles to a new collection, and will no longer be part of the Black Gold Library…
May 27, 2022
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