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.




SBPL’s Adult Literacy Program matches learners with trained volunteer tutors to work one-to-one towards a variety of learning goals, including:

  • Reading, writing, and spelling in English
  • Learning English as a second language
  • Preparing for the GED (general equivalency degree) test
  • Preparing for the US Citizenship test

All Adult Literacy services are free and confidential. 

Tutors and learners can make an appointment with the Literacy Services team using the link below. 

Make an Appointment

Tutors and learners are welcome to stop by during weekly drop-in hours on Mondays from 4-5 PM and Saturdays from 10-11 AM without an appointment.

Adults are eligible for one-to-one tutoring if you are: 

  • 16-years-old or older
  • able to meet with a tutor a 1-3 hours per week for 6 months minimum

To sign up for these services, please call or email the Literacy Services Team. We look forward to hearing from you!
(805) 564-5619

LEAF is a program of California Library Literacy Services, supported in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

LEAF is supported in part with funding from the Santa Barbara Adult Education Consortium.