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

5/28-5/29: Central's Children's Library will be closed due to construction work.

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

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


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Tax Results for the City of Santa Barbara
Sales Tax Results for the City of Santa Barbara – Quarter Ended March 31, 2024The City of Santa Barbara received $6.9 Million in sales tax revenue during the quarter ended March 31, 2024, which is the third quarter of the City’s fiscal…
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Eastside Library Closed for Renovations – Reopening July 15
The Eastside Library will be closed for renovations until Monday, July 15, 2024, due to water damage sustained during the recent storms. The closure will address necessary repairs to walls and floors, along with the implementation of a…
Children's Fiesta Parade colorful float with participants all smiles.
Applications Now Open for the 92nd Annual Children’s Fiesta Parade
The City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Department is accepting applications for the annual El Desfile de los Niños (Children's Parade), a cherished family-friendly event during the week-long Old Spanish Days Fiesta. The parade, now…
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City Hosts Family Friendly Meet and Greet Event to Celebrate National Public Works Week
In honor of National Public Works Week, the City of Santa Barbara will host a free public Meet and Greet at De La Guerra Plaza. Community members will have the opportunity to engage with department staff, learn about career opportunities,…
Anapamu Italian Stone Pines
Pruning and Removal of Select Anapamu Street Italian Stone Pines to Begin Next Month
The City of Santa Barbara’s Urban Forestry staff will remove five Italian stone pines on East Anapamu Street after a comprehensive assessment identified the aging trees as a threat to public safety. Many of the remaining trees will receive…
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Community Meeting to Discuss Upcoming Improvements at Douglas Family Preserve
The City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Department will host a public meeting to discuss upcoming improvements at the Douglas Family Preserve, the City’s most highly trafficked open space park. The park’s coastal bluffs offer…
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Santa Barbara Airport and UC Santa Barbara Athletics is Skybound
Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) is proud to announce the new Advertising & Community Partnership with UC Santa Barbara (UCSB) Athletics. This partnership will support community engagement through advertising and event recognition both at…
Library Innovation Lab Grant
Santa Barbara Public Library Receives Library Innovation Lab Grant Award
The Santa Barbara Public Library is pleased to announce that they were selected for a $5,500 award for public programming in the 2024 round of Library Innovation Lab awards given by California Humanities, an independent non-profit…
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Las Alturas Road Lane Closure in Effect Starting Friday May 10
Starting Friday, May 10, Las Alturas Road between 1105 Las Alturas and Terrace Road (map) will be reduced to one lane for alternating traffic. The southbound lane closure is a preventative measure to protect the road and public utilities…
People visit the sheep at Mission Historical Park
Grazing Sheep Return to Santa Barbara Parks Ahead of Wildfire Season
The City of Santa Barbara’s Parks and Recreation and Fire Departments are deploying a herd of sheep to graze approximately 15 acres of open space across four City park properties. The work aims to remove overgrown grass and brush ahead of…
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