Carpinteria Library is Becoming an Independent Library

Authored on
March 15, 2022

Carpinteria is in the process of becoming an independent Library jurisdiction. This decision was made last year by the Carpinteria City Council.

Existing Carpinteria account holders have the option to remain a member of SBPL by contacting staff in person at any SBPL location or the Carpinteria Community Library, by phone (805) 962-7653 or (805) 684-4314, or email Library staff can assign your account to Central Library, Eastside Library, or Montecito Library by 4/13 by 5 pm. After this time, you would need to visit an SBPL location in person to apply for a new SBPL card.

If you would like to continue to pick up holds in Carpinteria, you will need to transition to a new Carpinteria Community Library library card with a new barcode. You can now visit the Carpinteria Library to obtain a new card. This process can be completed at any time beginning today.

When you are issued a new Carpinteria Community Library card, If you use Overdrive/Libby to access digital materials, you will need to update your barcode by following the instructions here (scroll to bottom of page). This process is to facilitate the transfer of your holds and checkouts. If you use Hoopla digital materials, you will need to create a new Hoopla account with your new barcode after 4/13 (your account will work from now until 4/13 on Hoopla with either barcode). Staff can assist you when issuing the new barcode with any of these updates.

If you have questions about other digital resources provided by SBPL, please contact staff.

As part of this transition, Carpinteria cardholders can no longer place holds on SBPL physical items. However, patrons with a Carpinteria Community Library card will be able to place holds on items from other Black Gold Library Cooperative member libraries.

In order to facilitate this transition, Carpinteria Community Library will be closed all day 3/24, at 5 pm on 4/13, and closed all day 4/14, 4/22, 4/23. There may be additional closure dates in the months ahead, to be determined, as the City of Carpinteria staff take over Library operations.

Carpinteria Community Library cardholders should now use to browse the catalog, place holds, and log into their account.