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5/21/24 - 7/14/2024: Eastside Library will be closed due to construction work.

Central Library's Book Drops will reopen on June 10th. Please come inside or visit a branch to return items.

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As construction progresses at SBPL locations, please return here for the latest information regarding closures or changes at all of our branches. We look forward to inviting you into revitalized spaces very soon!

Central Library

The Faulkner Galleries will be closed for upgrades from May 16 through August 16.
The Library will not be accepting rental reservations or hosting art exhibitions during this time. We apologize for the inconvenience, but look forward to having a fresh new space available.

Central Library Outdoor Book Returns will be unavailable from May 1 through June 14, 2024.
Please return your items inside the library during open hours. Due dates have been extended for the length of the book return closure on books, DVDs, Blu-rays, and physical audiobooks that were checked out from Central Library. Library of Things items, passes, chromebooks, and hotspots have not had due date extensions. Please return these items, as usual, inside the library. You may also return items at Library on the Go stops.

Eastside Library

The Eastside Library will be closed for renovations from May 21 through July 15, 2024.
Eastside Library’s outdoor book returns will be unavailable during this time as well. Due dates have been extended for the length of the closure on books, DVDs, Blu-rays, and physical audiobooks that were checked out from Eastside Library. Library of Things items, passes, chromebooks, and hotspots have not had due date extensions. Please return these items to Central Library or at Library on the Go Stops.

Outdoor Book Returns

During outdoor book return closures materials deadlines are extended on items that would generally be returned in the book returns, such as books, DVDs, Blu-rays, and physical audiobooks. Due dates on Library of Things items, passes, chromebooks, hotspots, and other items you would usually return inside are not extended.

You may always return items:

  • Inside any library during open hours, if that library is open.
  • At Library on the Go Stops.
  • At available book returns at other SBPL branches: Central, Eastside, or Montecito Libraries.

Stay Connected During Construction

Try Book Match! Fill out our Book Match form and a librarian will curate a bundle of books for you and place them on hold for you to pick up from our Main Level holds shelf.

Visit the Library On The Go! Every day our Library On The Go van is out in the community making stops at your favorite parks and places in the community. Check out our events calendar for weekly Library On The Go van stops.

Access our Digital Library! Hundreds of ebooks, audiobooks, e-comics, music, movies, and more for free with your library card through our digital library resources.

Place a Hold! Use our online catalog to place holds on materials for children and families. We will place them on the Main Level holds shelf for you and notify you when they are ready for pickup!

Visit a Branch! We have materials for children and families that patrons can browse at the Eastside and Montecito Libraries.