Kelly McAdoo starts her role as new City Administrator May 20th! Read more.


5/21/24 - 7/14/2024: Eastside Library will be closed due to construction work.

Central Library's Book Drops will reopen on June 10th. Please come inside or visit a branch to return items.


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As construction progresses at SBPL locations, please return here for the latest information regarding closures or changes at all of our branches. We look forward to inviting you into revitalized spaces very soon!
Learn how to mend your clothing to give it a longer lifespan and keep it out of the landfill.
Join us for a series of Community Town Halls dedicated to discussing the City's finances and the status of essential City services. Spanish interpretation will be provided. 
City of Santa Barbara News
5/1 update: Lower Level closure extended until May 13th.
The Santa Barbara Public Library invites job seekers to join us at the State Street Job Fair on April 3, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. This event offers an excellent opportunity to connect with over 100 employers actively seeking committed,…
In preparation for the partial solar eclipse on the morning of April 8th, Santa Barbara Public Library will be giving out eclipse glasses starting on March 18th. Library staff will give out eclipse glasses at Eastside Library, Montecito…
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…
Why?Connecting with nature is good for our mental health, and provides great opportunities for learning and exercise outdoors. Nature also connects us with others in our community. Santa Barbara is an incredible place to…
Each year, Santa Barbara Public Library chooses a social topic of community interest or challenge that the community is facing and develops a series of programs to explore potential solutions. Through selected readings, presentations, and…
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