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Donate Now! You can make your tax deductible donation to the Library online! 

The Santa Barbara Public Library System welcomes the following materials donations:

  • Popular demand including Best Seller hardcover & paperback books in "like new" condition
  • DVDs & Blu-ray Discs released in the last 5 years
  • Books on CD released in the last 5 years
  • Music CDs released in the last 5 years


The following materials are not accepted:

  • Encyclopedias
  • Magazines
  • LPs, VHS, or audio cassette tapes
  • Textbooks  
  • Software
  • Items that are damaged, incomplete, or in poor condition

Donations may be accepted at all locations. For larger donations of 4 boxes or more please contact your local branch in advance as they may not be able to accept them at the time. 

All donations are reviewed by Library staff and volunteers. Items not added to the Library's collection may be sold. Proceeds from the sale of donations benefit the Library.

For more information, see the Library's Author Donation, Collection Development, and Donation of Money and Materials policies. To submit a book for consideration for the Local Authors Collection, please complete the submission form.

Last Updated: Oct 21, 2017
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