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Meeting Rooms

Meeting rooms are available to local organizations located within the service area of the Santa Barbara Public Library System. Rooms are available at the Central Library, Goleta Branch Library, Carpinteria Branch Library, and Eastside Branch Library.

How to Reserve a Meeting Room

Central Library

  • Before filling out a Room Reservation application for the Central Library, please be sure to check the availability of the meeting room by looking at our Event Calendar.
  • Once the application is completed, please mail the application and your check to:

Santa Barbara Public Library System
Attn: Administration
40 E. Anapamu St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

  • Once we have received your application with an enclosed check, it will take approximately 24 hours for you to view your booking online.
  • If you have any questions, please contact us at 805-564-5608

Faulkner Gallery
(805) 564-5608

  • Capacity – 190
  • Available Monday - Sunday, 8am to 10pm
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Screen, chairs, tables, lectern
  • Kitchen facilities (preparation counter, sink)

Faulkner West Gallery or Faulkner East Gallery
(805) 564-5608

  • Capacity – 15
  • Available Monday - Sunday, 8am to 10pm
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Chairs, table

Eastside Library

Martin Luther King, Jr. Wing
(805) 963-3727

  • Capacity – 60
  • Available Monday - Sunday, 8am to 10pm
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Chairs, tables

Carpinteria Library

Multi-purpose Room
(805) 684-4314

  • Capacity – 60
  • Available seven days per week, 8am to 10pm
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Screen, chairs, table

Goleta Library

  • Before filling out a Room Reservation application for the Goleta Library, please be sure to check the availability of the meeting room by looking at our Event Calendar and confirming by calling the Goleta Library at 805-964-7878.
  • Once the application is completed please mail the application and your check to:

Goleta Public Library
500 North Fairview Avenue 
Goleta, CA 93117 

Multi-Purpose Room
(805) 964-7878

  • Capacity – 133
  • Available seven days per week
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Screen, chairs, table
  • Kitchen facilities (preparation counter, sink)

Conference Room
(805) 964-7878

  • Capacity – 12
  • Available seven days per week
  • Chairs, tables

Montecito Library

Meeting room offered by The Montecito Association call (805) 969-2026.
(Note: This meeting room is operated by The Montecito Association. Santa Barbara Public Library Rules of Use or Charges do not apply)

Charges for meeting rooms

A. When a meeting room is used by local non-commercial organizations and the events are free and open to the public:

Meeting Room

Initial 3-Hour Period

Each Additional Hour

Central Library Faulkner Gallery

$125.00

$60.00

Central Library Faulkner Gallery East or West

$40.00

$20.00

Central Library Front Plaza Area

$200.00

$100.00

Goleta Branch Library Multi-Purpose Room

$50.00

$25.00

Goleta Branch Library Conference Room

$20.00

$15.00

Eastside Branch Library Martin Luther King, Jr. Wing

$50.00

$25.00

Carpinteria Branch Library
Multipurpose Room

$40.00

$20.00

B. Meeting room use by local private or commercial organizations, OR those assessing charges or accepting/suggesting donations:

Meeting Room

Initial 3-Hour Period

Each Additional Hour

Central Library Faulkner Gallery

$300.00

$150.00

Central Library Faulkner Gallery East or West

$75.00

$35.00

Central Library Front Plaza Area
Not available for these types of events

Goleta Branch Library Multi-Purpose Room

$125.00

$60.00

Goleta Branch Library Conference Room

$50.00

$25.00

Eastside Branch Library Martin Luther King, Jr. Wing

$125.00

$60.00

Carpinteria Branch Library
Multipurpose Room

$50.00

$25.00

C. Additional charges:

  • Ability to serve refreshments
    • Central Library/Faulkner Gallery - $75.00 per event
    • Central Library/Faulkner Gallery East, Faulkner Gallery West, Eastside Branch Library Martin Luther King, Jr. Wing; or Goleta Branch Library Multipurpose or Conference Room - $30.00 per event
  • Closed Hours Use of Central Library Galleries - $25.00 per hour or part thereof, in addition to the applicable room rate
  • Use of Meeting Rooms Beyond the Contracted Time – half the hourly rate, or a minimum of $12.50, whichever is greater. Fee will be charged every fifteen (15) minutes or part thereof the meeting goes past the contracted time. If time includes closed hour use at the Central Library, there will be an additional charge of $25.00 per hour or part thereof for staff.
Last Updated: Feb 26, 2016