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Santa Barbara Public Library New Service Hours for Fiscal Year 2022

November 12, 2021 

Santa Barbara Public Library is adjusting service hours in response to updated public health guidelines. All SBPL locations will be closed for the Independence Holiday weekend July 3-July 5, 2021. Book returns will be closed at Central Library as well, but remain open at Eastside, Carpinteria, and Montecito locations. No materials are due at this time.

Beginning July 6th, the Central Library will increase service hours. This schedule of open hours will be in effect for the entirety of Fiscal Year 2022. Due to COVID-19 related budget cuts, Central and Eastside Library will not be returning to pre-pandemic hours this fiscal year.


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Santa Barbara Public Library Increases Access to Buildings for Express Library Services

May 17, 2021 

Santa Barbara Public Library will increase access to buildings for expanded library services beginning June 1st, 2021.

To prepare the buildings for reopening, all SBPL locations will be closed on Saturday, May 29th.

The public will be invited to visit the Library for up to 30 minutes at a time. To ensure that all are able to access the Library, patrons will be limited to one visit per day. Each building will have limited capacity to ensure social distancing and are set at 25% building capacity, including Library staff.


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SBPL Expands Grab ‘n Go Hours, Computer Access, and SBPL Works! Appointments

April 10, 2021 

Santa Barbara Public Library is now offering computer access at Eastside Library for 30 minute appointments Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am to 1 pm, and Fridays from 2 pm to 5 pm. Patrons will need to have a library card, or can apply for an internet only card in order to use the computer. Computer use will be limited to one 30 minute session a day, and patrons must follow all public health guidelines.

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