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.


Santa Barbara Public Library Increases Access to Central Library – Computers, Printing, and Additional Seating Available

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The City of Santa Barbara's construction projects at Central Library at 40 E. Anapamu St., have progressed to the point that will allow individuals to access the upper level beginning Tuesday, January 24. 

Patrons will have full access to the nonfiction, graphic novels, and young adult collections as well as the microfilm machine and local history archives. Public computers are available for library cardholders on the upper level. Printing from public computers as well as personal wireless devices has also been restored. 

View the Library's calendar for complete details on classes and events. 

Santa Barbara Public Library has modified operations to maximize public access to the facilities, collections, and services during construction. Three simultaneous projects began in July 2022, including the renovation of the Library Plaza, the construction of a new accessible elevator in the center of the Library, and a new modern staff workspace on the Lower Level. Construction is expected to be complete in fall 2023. 

Santa Barbara Public Library is a department of the City of Santa Barbara. Visit the Santa Barbara Public Library online at for information about programs and services. All library programs are free and open to the public.



Molly Wetta, Library Services Manager