*UPDATE* Holds pickup hours at Central Library shifting to 4 PM - 7 PM  on weekdays due to construction beginning 8/2. Read more here.

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Limited access to Central during Phase 1 of construction. Read more here.

Want to strengthen your community and share your love of reading with others? Santa Barbara Public Library offers a variety of volunteer opportunities to earn community service hours. Whether you have an amazing idea for a library program or want to share your favorite book, SBPL can help you complete your volunteer goals. Learn about volunteer opportunities and find your next read!​

Sections

Virtual

Do you love to read? Get service hours for writing book reviews! Find more information about Book Reviews further down this page.

Central

Are you great with kids? Volunteers who are 16 or over are welcome to complete an 8-hour training to become a formal Orton-Gillingham reading tutor and be assigned to a specific child to schedule tutoring sessions at any SBPL Library. All training hours will count as volunteer hours once you are matched with a child. 

Ideal volunteers are patient, exhibit strong reading skills, and engage well with children.

Find more information on the OG Reading Program

Eastside

Teen Advisory Board: Do you have awesome ideas about events for teens? Help plan events for other teens, suggest books for the collection, and more! You and your fellow TAB members decide what projects to work on. TAB meets weekly at the Eastside Library.


Ideal Teen Advisory Board members should be excited about getting involved in their community. Contact Teen Librarian Blanca Ramirez  for more information at BRamirez@SantaBarbaraCA.gov.