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.


Support the Library


Your donation makes our work possible. Support educational programs, local history preservation, and book collections!

Financial donations can be made by check, addressed to: Santa Barbara Public Library c/o Library Administration, P.O. Box 1019, Santa Barbara, CA 93102. 

You can also donate through one of our amazing support organizations! 


SBPL Foundation

Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation Logo

The Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation strives to make the Library the cultural heart of Santa Barbara community life, where all are welcome by funding critical large-scale library projects

Learn more about the SBPL Foundation

Friends of the Library

SBPL Friend of the Library Logo

The Santa Barbara Public Library System has several "Friends" groups that actively support Library services by raising funds for programs, equipment and materials, volunteering to assist with Library activities, and acting as community advocates in support of public libraries.

Learn more about the Friends of the Santa Barbara Library

Learn more about the Friends of the Montecito Library

Other ways to support


Donate your skills and time to enrich the community.

Material donations
Materials Donation

Donate like-new condition materials to the library.