Kelly McAdoo starts her role as new City Administrator May 20th! Read more.


All SBPL locations will be closed on Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day.

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.


Outdoor Dining License


Santa Barbara's beautiful weather and thriving downtown area creates the perfect atmosphere for outdoor dining.

The Outdoor Dining Program allows restaurateurs the opportunity to enter into an agreement with the City to use a portion of the public sidewalk for outdoor dining purposes.

Since its inception, the Outdoor Dining Program has been a tremendous success with businesses, tourists and locals alike.


Outdoor Dining Information

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For information on applying for a license to place a temporary facility on the State Street Promenade under the Economic Recovery Extension and Transition Ordinance, please click the button below.  This program is separate from the Outdoor Dining Program.