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Goleta Branch Library to Become Goleta Valley Library

SANTA BARBARA, CA – April 24, 2018

The Goleta Valley Library has become an independent jurisdiction within the Black Gold Library Cooperative Library System, which is an important step in the City of Goleta taking over operations of their library effective July 1st. All public libraries in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties belong to Black Gold, which manages library material deliveries, technology, and resource sharing in public libraries throughout the Central Coast region. 


Black Gold only allows residents to become library cardholders at one member jurisdiction, and due to this one-card policy, Black Gold will be instituting a temporary block on all current registered Goleta library users effective May 1st.


Patrons registered to the Goleta Branch Library will need to come into the library, or any other SBPL library location, to update their accounts with a Goleta Valley Library card number before they are able to check out any new materials or access electronic resources.


We regret any inconvenience to library patrons, however, this is the next step in the Santa Barbara Public Library and Goleta Valley Library transition process. It will allow both libraries to correctly register patrons who would like to keep the Goleta library as their “home” location and provide patrons with their new Goleta Valley Library cards. SBPL staff are happy to assist the Goleta Valley Library throughout this transition process. As lovers of all things book-and-library related, we understand the importance of registering cardholders and supporting the delivery of effective library services throughout the County!


To resolve a blocked account, please visit any one of our library locations here:


For more information, please see the FAQ on our website at:

For inquiries about the Goleta Library transition, please contact City of Goleta library staff at: (805) 562-5502.



Contact: Library Administration

Phone: 805-564-5608


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