All SBPL locations will be closed on March 31 for Cesar Chavez Day and Central Library Closed Due to Construction March 31 - April 4.
PlayFest Santa Barbara, under the Artistic Direction of R. Michael Gros, in partnership with the Santa Barbara Public Library presents the Tenth Annual Festival of New Plays. The staged reading of Jon Klein’s Honoree Play, Faithless…
March 28, 2023
Are you in need of your own computer? Do you feel safe disclosing your personal and financial information on the internet? Are you comfortable teaching your children about internet safety?
March 25, 2023
Santa Barbara Public Library’s Central Library will be closed March 31, 2023 through April 4, 2023 due to construction projects. Asbestos abatement will be conducted as part of the new ADA elevator construction and lower level remodel and…
March 25, 2023
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…
January 31, 2023
February 9, 2023 Central Library will reopen at 10am on February 9, 2023. February 7, 2023 Central Library remains closed due to air quality issues. January 31, 2023 Santa Barbara Public Library will continue with modified operations…
January 30, 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
Get the gear you need to explore State Parks, State Beaches, and more by checking out an Adventure Pack at Santa Barbara Public Library!
January 10, 2023
City of Santa Barbara Construction Project at Central Library Progressing - Children's Library Now Open
The City of Santa Barbara's construction projects at Central Library at 40 E. Anapamu Street have progressed to the point that will allow families to access the Children's Library on the Lower Level beginning Friday, November 18, 2022.
November 17, 2022
In 2022, Santa Barbara Poet Laureate, Emma Trelles, was named an Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellow. This prestigious award will enable Trelles to further develop the Mission Poetry Series to include additional honoraria for poets…
October 20, 2022
Santa Barbara Public Library invites the community to attend the first poetry reading of the 14th season of The Mission Poetry Series in the Faulkner Gallery at Central Library at 40 E Anapamu on Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 1 PM. The…
October 19, 2022
The Santa Barbara Public Library will host a three-session tutor training in October to continue to support struggling students through the SBPL OG Readers Tutoring Program. The Library invites adults and teens looking for a meaningful…
September 29, 2022