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Arts, Film, & Music

Online Databases

(accessible from home with your library card number)

Hoopla - Thousands of movies, television shows, eBooks, audiobooks, music albums, and comics are available 24/7. No holds or waiting! See Downloads & Streaming for more information.

Magazines, Journals, & Newspapers – Find articles on current events, popular culture, business and industry, arts, sciences, sports and more from newspapers, books and periodicals, many with full-text and images.

Circulating Book Collection

Graphic Novels - 741.5
Music - 780
Motion Pictures - 791.43

Reference eBooks

(accessible from home with your library card number)

Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film


Internet Resources

Artsy - Features the world’s leading galleries, museum collections, foundations, and more. Includes 200,000 images of art, architecture, and design by 25,000 artists.

Calisphere - A gateway to digital collections from California's great libraries, archives, and museums. Discover over 400,000 images, texts, and recordings—and counting

Chordie - A free search engine for finding guitar chords and guitar tabs.

Google Cultural Institute - Discover exhibits and collections from museums and archives all around the world.

International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP) - A virtual library of public domain music scores.

Library of Congress: Arts & Culture - Links to selected content available online.

National Archives Library Information Center: Photography - Links to digital photography collections and information about history and preservation.

National Portrait Gallery - Search more than 15,000 records from the gallery's collections.

Photogrammar - Search thousands of photographs created by the U.S. Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information from 1935 to 1945.

Web Gallery of Art - A virtual museum and searchable database of European fine arts from 11th to 19th centuries.


Santa Barbara Community Resources

Art, Design, & Architecture Museum - UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93106. (805) 893-2951

Santa Barbara Art Association - PO Box 61642, Santa Barbara, CA 93160. (805) 963-1026

Santa Barbara Museum of Art - 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. (805) 963-4364

Last Updated: Sep 10, 2016