Overnight construction activity impacted air quality at Central Library at 40 E. Anapamu. Tests are being done to ensure the building is safe for patrons and staff. Results will not be available until next week. Out of an abundance of…
January 26, 2023
Santa Barbara Public Library Increases Access to Central Library – Computers, Printing, and Additional Seating Available
The City of Santa Barbara's construction projects at Central Library at 40 E. Anapamu Street have progressed to the point that will allow individuals to access the upper level beginning Tuesday, January 24. Patrons will…
January 20, 2023
The Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture, in partnership with the City of Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara Public Library, is seeking applications for the position of Santa Barbara Poet Laureate for the 2023-2025 term. The…
January 17, 2023
Make a difference in someone’s life — become a Volunteer Adult Literacy Tutor at Santa Barbara Public Library!
September 10, 2022
Job seekers will have the opportunity on September 28th from 3-6 PM to connect with over 50 employers with immediate openings in the greater Santa Barbara area. Interested job seekers that are looking for new careers are…
September 9, 2022
Construction continues at the Central Library, but Library staff are pleased to announce that the main level of the Library will be open for holds pick up and browsing collections of all physical library materials, including children’s and…
August 31, 2022
Santa Barbara Public Library is offering paid internship positions for teens at the Central and Eastside Libraries. Over the course of two years, SBPL will recruit teens for five seasonal cohorts of five interns.
August 30, 2022
Santa Barbara Public Library Partners with Women’s Economic Ventures to Provide Business Classes for Childcare Providers
Many working families are using a combination of friends, family, and neighbor caregivers to piece together care for their young children before they begin school. The pandemic has made the need for more childcare options for families even…
August 24, 2022
Santa Barbara Public Library Invites Local Students to Participate in the Santa Barbara Reads Science Fair
Santa Barbara Public Library invites local students ages 8 to 18 to submit science fair experiments or projects to be featured in the October 2022 Science Fair as part of Santa Barbara Reads programming. Eligible students must be able to…
August 23, 2022
Beginning August 2, Hours for Holds Pickup at Central Library Shifting to 4 PM - 7 PM Tuesday through Friday Due to Construction
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 Announces Santa Barbara Reads 2022 Title: The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin
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