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.




Coursera partners with more than 200 companies and universities to provide online learning, including certificate and degree programs. Contains “Gateway Certification,” a program for people without a college degree and with no experience in the field, built by leading companies such as Google. Facebook, and Salesforce. Provides learners with access to more than 5,000 courses and certifications with subtitles in more than 50 languages led by top businesses, universities, and organizations. 

Register with your full name, email address, library card number, PIN (last four digits of your phone number), and make sure to select Santa Barbara Public Library. After your access period ends, you may re-register for continued access in subsequent enrollment periods.

This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library. This program for California residents is for a limited time with a limited number of seats. If you received a “Program Full” message, you can log into your Coursera account on Mondays at 12 noon to see if any seats have become available. Access is not guaranteed.