All SBPL locations will open at 12 PM on Thursday, June 27 due to staff training.


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


Volunteer at the Library



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Volunteers support critical programs and operations at Santa Barbara Public Library.

The following volunteer opportunities enable you to share your skills and time while serving the needs in your community!

Teens looking for volunteer opportunities should visit our Teen page.


PLEASE NOTE: The Library volunteer program cannot be used to fulfill court-ordered community service hours. For more information about completing court-ordered community service hours in Santa Barbara County, please call 805-882-3649 or go to the County of Santa Barbara Probation Department website, and select "Community Service" from the horizontal menu.

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Adult Literacy

Provide one-to-one tutoring for adult learners to help them achieve their professional and educational goals.

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OG Readers

Provide one-to-one tutoring for students in Grades 1 - 4 to help them become confident readers.

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Tech Coaching

Provide one-to-one assistance to patrons who want to improve their computer or mobile device skills.

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Book Detective

Support the Library by pulling items from the shelves that patrons have placed on hold.