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7/2022: Central is currently not accepting donations due to construction. Donations are still appreciated at Eastside and Montecito.

Santa Barbara Public Library appreciates material donations. The vast majority of donated books are not able to be added to the Library's collection, due to limited space and the availability of staff to catalog and process materials for lending. Central Library maintains a small book sale area that benefits the Friends of the Library. Popular materials in like-new collection may be added to the book sale. 

The following materials are not accepted:

  • Encyclopedias
  • Magazines
  • LPs, VHS, or audio cassette tapes
  • All Textbooks (K-12 & College)
  • Software
  • Items that are damaged or in poor condition
  • Items that are not in demand

For more information, see the Library Policies page for more information about Author Donation, Collection Development, and Donation of Money and Materials. 

Complete the form to submit a book for consideration for the Local Authors Collection

Please consider how you can help your public library become the best possible local resource for reading and information. For further information on how you can help, please call Library Administration at: 805-564-5608.