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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

Monday - Thursday 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Friday 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Book Drops (Anapamu and Anacapa):   
Monday - Friday All Day

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: Aug 3, 2020
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