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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.


Kanopy - Stream and watch thousands of movies and PBS Great Courses on your computer or install the Kanopy app to view or listen on your mobile device. Available 24/7 - no holds or waiting! See Downloads & Streaming for more information


Circulating Book Collection

Music - 780
Motion Pictures - 791.43


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.

American Archive of Public Broadcasting - Searchable audio and video archives from around the country, featuring curated collections, a collaboration between the Library of Congress and WGBH in Boston. 

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.

Library of Congress National Screening Room - The National Screening Room is a project of the Library of Congress National Audio-Visual Conservation Center. The National Screening Room showcases the riches of the Library’s vast moving image collection, designed to make otherwise unavailable movies, both copyrighted and in the public domain, freely accessible to the viewers worldwide.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Use images of artworks in The Met collection are in the public domain or that the Museum has waived any copyright. For any purpose, including commercial and noncommercial use. 

National Archives Library Information Center: Photography - Links to digital photo 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

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara653 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. 805-966-5373

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: Apr 23, 2020
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