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.

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Nicole Hernandez
Architectural Historian
(805) 564-5536

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Historic Resources Designation


The City’s historic buildings are Santa Barbara’s architectural gems that play a significant part in the heritage of City. Designation of historic structures confers honor and recognition on structures contributing to the City’s unique historical and architectural traditions. The Historic Landmarks Commission (HLC) has been working with City staff to designate prominent and noteworthy buildings in the City as part of their power and duty to protect historic, architectural, archaeological, cultural, and aesthetically significant sites and buildings.


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