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Donate and Support Your Library

There are a number of ways in which may supplement and support the mission of the Santa Barbara Public Library System. Your donations of time, materials, or financial contributions can enhance library services for everyone, and may be a way for you to honor or remember someone you care about, to make a tax-deductible donation, to give you an opportunity to work alongside staff in serving the community, or to join a Friends of the Library group or the Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation for fundraising or library advocacy opportunities. 

 

Financial donations can be made online on the secure Black Gold consortium portal here, or by check, addressed to: Santa Barbara Public Library c/o Library Administration, P.O. Box 1019, Santa Barbara, CA 93102. 

 

Book donations: The vast majority of donated books are not able to be added to the Library's collection, due to limited space and the availability of staff to catalog and process materials for lending. Central Library maintains a small book sale area that benefits the Friends of the Library. Popular materials in like-new collection may be added to the book sale. 

The following materials are not accepted:

  • Encyclopedias
  • Magazines
  • LPs, VHS, or audio cassette tapes
  • K-12 Textbooks
  • Software
  • Items that are damaged or in poor condition
  • Items that are not in demand

For more information, see the Library's Author DonationCollection Development, and Donation of Money and Materials policies.

To submit a book for consideration for the Local Authors Collection, please complete the submission form.

Please consider how you can help your public library become the best possible local resource for reading and information. For further information on how you can help, please call Library Administration at:
805-564-5608.

Last Updated: Jun 22, 2021
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