Local Author Collection
Explore works by Santa Barbara’s thriving community of writers in SBPL’s Local Author Collection.
Authors who live in Santa Barbara County, or whose books are set in Santa Barbara, may donate a copy of their book to SBPL’s Local Author Collection. Find more information about donation guidelines in our Collection Development Policy. Local authors interested in submitting their books for consideration may complete the Local Author Submission Form below.
Library Resources for Local Authors
Find titles about writing, editing, and publishing in our catalog. Explore this curated booklist to get started.
Local Author Book Fair
Santa Barbara has a vibrant community of writers and Santa Barbara Public Library has supported this audience for many years through its popular annual event, Local Author Day. SBPL will host a Local Author Book Fair in the soon to be opened Michael Towbes Library Plaza this year, and our goals are to invite the community to meet these authors, purchase their work, and support our local literary talent.