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Santa Barbara Public Library offers Virtual Workforce Development Assistance

Santa Barbara Public Library’s workforce development program, SBPL Works! serves hundreds of members of the community who are looking to improve their career skills or find a new job. While the Library is closed to the public, staff are still available to offer remote services.

To schedule an appointment, call at (805) 564-5633, or email Appointments are available with both English and Spanish-speaking staff.


SBPL Works! – Workforce Readiness Program

Schedule an appointment with us for:

  • Basic Resume and Cover Letter Creation and Consultation

We can work with you via phone and email to get your resume or cover letter created or updated and ready to submit with your application.

  • Job Search Assistance

We will gather information for you on jobs currently available in the area in your field or that are a good fit for your skills and experience.

  • Online Job Applications

We can answer your questions and help you navigate confusing and frustrating online applications over the phone.

  • Computer Assistance

Having trouble with computer basics? We can help you learn how to access your email, search the internet, and use common Office software like Microsoft and Google Suite over the phone.

  • Interview Practice

Getting ready for a phone or remote interview? Practice with us and tackle it with confidence! We can also set you up with access to Big Interview, where you can view lessons about the hiring process and practice interviewing skills on your computer or device at home. When you’re done, we can provide feedback and guidance.

  • Employment Development Resource Assistance

Have questions about filing for unemployment, or questions about Employment Development Department resources? We’ve made videos in English and Spanish about how to file, and refer to EDD resources, and those are available on our YouTube channel.

Visit the Santa Barbara Public Library online at for information about library hours, locations, programs, and services. All library programs are free and open to the public.


Contact: Devon Cahill, Adult Education Librarian

Phone: (805) 564-5635




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