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What is SBPL Delivers?
SBPL Delivers is a pilot program to get 1 - 4 library items delivered to your door when you are not able to come to the library. Because this is a pilot program, we are limiting requests to one per person.
Who can participate?
How do I place a request?
Simply fill out one of these forms. The more details you provide, the better. Teens may choose either form.
There are options to request specific titles (best to check if they are on shelf at SBPL locations first by searching in the catalog, and then, subject to availability) or a request for a librarian to curate items based on your interests. The more details you provide, the better we will be able to fulfill your request.
How do I get my books?
When do I get my books?
How do I return the items?
Currently we are asking you to keep the items until the Library reopens and return them then, either in our library locations or in our book drops outside.
What is Zip Books?
Zip Books is an innovative alternative to traditional inter-library loan. You may request a book or an audiobook that is not available at any Santa Barbara Public Library location to be delivered to your home, free of charge.
Which titles are eligible?
Placing a Request?
What if my requested title does not fit the Zip Books criteria?
If the item is located within the Black Gold Cooperative, but not any of our library locations, you may want to consider placing a hold on the item and have it sent to your local library location for your convenience.
If the item is not found within the catalog, you might want to consider placing an inter-library (ILL) request. Please note that the inter-library loan fee is $15.00 per requested item, due at the time you receive the ILL request at your local library location.
If you would like to request a book that is not yet published, please submit your suggestion using our Purchase Suggestion form.
Zip Books is a partnership between the California State Library and the NorthNet Library System. The project is supported in part by California Library Services Act funds.