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Central Library

Please note: during the COVID-19 situation, the library's hours of operation and availability for contact via telephone and email have changed.

Santa Barbara Central Library40 East Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Mail to:
PO Box 1019
Santa Barbara, CA 93102

Jessica Cadiente, Library Director
Library Administration: 805-564-5608

Sidewalk Service Hours

Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM
Thursday 2:30 - 6:30 PM
  In the event of inclement weather or power outages, Sidewalk Service will not be operational.

Click here for holiday closures.

Facilities and Services Available

Faulkner Gallery (seating capacity 190)
Faulkner Gallery East (seating capacity 15)
Faulkner Gallery West (seating capacity 15)
  • Art exhibits and displays
  • Accessible
  • After-Hours Book Return
  • Book Discussion Groups
  • Book Sales: The Central Library has an ongoing book sale in the library. 
  • Early Literacy Classes
  • Mobile Hotspots
  • Public Parking Garages (Lot 6 - Granada Garage and Lot 7 - Library Garage are nearest to the Library) 
  • Public PC workstations with Microsoft Office
  • Public Printing (B&W and Color), Public Wifi, Document Scanning, Document Copying, and Mobile Printing
  • Microfilm reader and printer
  • Tech Lab: 3D Printer on-site and mobile availability  


Find out about upcoming events by viewing the Library Events Calendar.

Last Updated: Sep 4, 2020
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