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Student Success Library Cards

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Hundreds of thousands of physical materials and extensive digital resources from the Santa Barbara Public Library are now available to students of the Santa Barbara Unified School District. Parents or guardians are able to opt-in their children to receive a card at enrollment, or at any time through the Aeries platform.

The Student Success library card is not a physical card - the library card number is tied to a student's ID number: 21447000+student ID number.

Anytime a PIN is required for access a library resource, it will be the last four of the primary phone number provided. If a phone number wasn't available in your Aeries profile, the default is 1234, or call the Library at (805) 962-7653 to reset or select a PIN. 

The Student Success Library Card gives access to: 

  • Check out of 3 books or other physical materials at a time from any Santa Barbara Public Library location
  • Online resources, such as hoopla and Overdrive eBooks and eAudiobooks, Mango Languages learning software, and more. Find out more about our downloadable and streaming content or databases

How to Opt-In A Child for a SBPL Library Card through Aeries

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Library Card cost?

All library services and resources are free.

What about fines for overdue books?

Santa Barbara Public Library does not charge fines for overdue materials. If library materials are more than 30 days late, a lost item fee will be charged. This fee can be waived if materials are returned within 60 days. More information about lost materials and replacement fees is available on this page 

What information does SB Unified School District share with Santa Barbara Public Library?

Student's Name, Student ID number, Home address, Student’s date of birth, Parent and/or guardian’s name, and phone number or email address. Santa Barbara Public Library does not share personal information, has a privacy policy, and has signed an agreement with the school district to protect the privacy of student information. 

What if my child already has a Santa Barbara Public Library Card? 

It is possible to have a regular Library Card and a Student Success Library Card. Student Success Library Cards are intended to be used for school-related activities. 

How do I use my Student Success Library Card?

There is no physical card, but you can login or check out materials by using 21447000+student ID number. 

What if I want to get a regular library card?

Visit any library location to obtain a physical card. 

  • Online Application  **Registration code and verification of caregiver ID required to issue the card. 
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