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Government & Taxes

Santa Barbara Community Resources


Government Information 


  • CIA World Factbook - Information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.
  • - Data, tools, and resources with open data from the United States government to conduct research, develop web and mobile application, design data visualizations, and more. 
  • DMV Driving Tests - Free practice tests written by experts, and online copies of official state study guides.
  • Social Security Express - Quick access to services from the Social Security Administration, like applying for a replacement social security or Medicare card, applying for retirement benefits, and more. 
  • - Official information and services from the U.S. government.



Tax Forms and Information

The Library does not have printed copies of federal or state income tax forms and information, nor does Library staff provide tax preparation advice. Forms, instructions, and information can be obtained from sources listed below.


  • AARP Tax Assistance: Assistance in preparing basic tax forms from February 1 – April 15 annually.


Internet Resources



Santa Barbara Legal Resources



California State Law and Legislation Resources


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