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Teachers and Outreach Programs

Classes or groups are welcome to visit the following libraries in the Santa Barbara Public Library System, but we do request reservations. We recommend making reservations well in advance. (Central does request 3 weeks notice). Notice is also appreciated when you plan to bring a group of more than 10 children to a Family Event.

Central Library 40 E. Anapamu Street 805-564-5642
Carpinteria Branch 5141 Carpinteria Avenue 805-684-4314
Eastside Branch 1102 E. Montecito Street 805-963-3727
Montecito Branch 1469 E. Valley Road 805-969-5063

Please have the following information ready when requesting a visit:

  • Potential Date & Time of visit
  • School or Group name
  • Contact Name, Phone Number &/or email
  • Name of tour leader (if different)
  • Age or Grade
  • Number in group

Type of program could include:

  • Tour
  • Library introduction
  • Story or non-fiction “book talk” – let us know if there is a particular theme or topic you would like us to address
  • Browsing

Library Cards

Library staff can provide library card applications when your group comes for a visit, but we recommended that students return with a parent or caregiver to actually get a card. Alert staff to make arrangements to prepare cards for a group in advance. Group cards cannot be issued on the day of the visit.

Last Updated: Jul 22, 2019
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