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Locations & Hours

  • In the event of inclement weather or power outages, Sidewalk Service and Book Browsing will not be provided.  

Central Library

40 East Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805-962-7653


Mail to: 
PO Box 1019 
Santa Barbara, CA 93102

Jessica Cadiente, Library Director
Library Administration: 805-564-5608
JCadiente@SantaBarbaraCA.gov

Sidewalk Service

  • Wednesday: 10 AM - 4 PM
  • Thursday: 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Friday & Saturday: 10 AM - 4 PM

Book Drops (Anapamu and Anacapa streets)

  • Sunday - Saturday: Always Open

Outside Book Browsing (near Sidewalk Service)

  • Wednesday (for younger children): 10 AM - 12 PM
  • Wednesday (nonfiction for adults): 2 PM - 4 PM
  • Thursday (for older children): 2:30 PM - 4 PM
  • Friday (fiction for teens and adults): 10 AM - 12 PM  
  • Friday (for younger children): 2 PM - 4 PM
  • Saturday (a little bit of everything): 10 AM - 4 PM

Meeting Rooms  

  • Faulkner Gallery (seating capacity: 190)
  • Faulkner Gallery East (seating capacity: 15)
  • Faulkner Gallery West (seating capacity: 15) 

Facilities and Services Available

  • Art exhibits and displays
  • Book discussion groups
  • Document copying 
  • Document scanning
  • Early literacy classes
  • Microform reader and printer 
  • Mobile hotspots and printing 
  • 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 Wi-Fi 
  • Tech Lab 3D Printer

Carpinteria Library

5141 Carpinteria Avenue
Carpinteria, CA 93013
805-684-4314
CarpinteriaLibrary@SantaBarbaraCA.gov


Blanca Ramirez - Librarian/Branch Lead

Sidewalk Service

  • Wednesday: 2 PM - 5 PM
  • Saturday: 10 AM - 1 PM

Book Drops

  • Sunday - Saturday: Always Open

Meeting Rooms

Facilities and Services Available

  • Art exhibits and displays
  • Book discussion groups
  • Book Sales: The Carpinteria Friends of the Library have an ongoing selection of material for sale in their bookstore next to the library
  • Document copying
  • Document scanning
  • Mobile hotspots 
  • PC laptops available for in-library use 
  • Public PC workstations with Microsoft Office
  • Public printing (B&W and color)
  • Public Wi-Fi
  • Street parking

Eastside Library

1102 East Montecito Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
805-963-3727
EastsideLibrary@SantaBarbaraCA.gov


Ahmad Merza - Librarian/Branch Lead
Gwen Wagy - Youth Services Librarian

Sidewalk Service

  • Wednesday: 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Saturday: 10 AM - 1 PM

Book Drops

  • Sunday - Saturday: Always Open

Meeting Rooms

Facilities and Services Available

  • Book discussion groups
  • Document copying
  • Document scanning
  • Mobile hotspots
  • PC laptops for in-library use
  • Public parking lot
  • Public PC workstations with Microsoft Office
  • Public printing (B&W and color)
  • Public Wi-Fi
  • Santa Barbara MTD Ticket Station

Montecito Library

1469 East Valley Road
Montecito, CA 93108
805-969-5063
MontecitoLibrary@SantaBarbaraCA.gov


Kim Crail - Senior Library Technician/Branch Lead

Sidewalk Service

  • Tuesday: 2 PM - 5 PM
  • Thursday: 10 AM - 1 PM

Book Drops

  • Sunday - Saturday: Always Open

Meeting Rooms

  • Operated by The Montecito Association (call 805-969-2026)
  • Santa Barbara Public Library Rules of Use or Charges do not apply

Facilities and Services Available

  • Book discussion groups
  • Book Sales: The Montecito Library has an ongoing selection of materials for sale in the library
  • Document copying
  • Document scanning
  • Early literacy classes
  • Mobile hotspots
  • Public parking lot
  • Public PC workstations with Microsoft Office
  • Public printing (B&W and color) 
  • Public Wi-Fi

* - Patrons have also expressed an interest in being able to access the collection for browsing, or get the help they usually would in person in finding materials. Patrons can browse curated collections of new materials and staff favorites in each category according to the schedule. A rotating selection of staff picks will be available for browsing at the Central library according to the schedule above.

Tables of books will be set up near the historic Anapamu doors. Browsing is limited to members of one household at a time, and anyone waiting must remain in line spaced 6 feet apart. Staff will be able to assist you in finding books or DVDs you are interested in and answer any questions about them. Have your library card number ready, and staff will check out items.

If patrons aren’t able to come to the library to browse, Librarians can curate a personalized reading list using our Book Match service. Fill out a form for requesting materials for adults, or requesting materials for kids and teens. The Library has also resumed printing services, and has Chromebooks available for checkout for those who need computer access.

Last Updated: Nov 21, 2020
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