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Sidewalk Service

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Santa Barbara Public Library's service for picking-up SBPL items at SBPL locations 

Place requests for library items

  • Log-in with your SBPL library card and select your SBPL pick-up location.
  • You can also call the Library at 805-962-7653 to request items on hold with library staff. Please have your library card number on hand. 
  • Or watch this instructional video for placing requests for sidewalk service pickup: 


  • You will receive a text, email, or phone message when your item(s) are ready for sidewalk service pickup. How you receive a notice is based on the preferences you selected in your Black Gold account.

Get requests during sidewalk service hours

  • Central Library: Wednesday, 10 AM - 4 PM, Thursday 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM, Friday 10 AM - 4 PM, Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM. 
  • Carpinteria Library: Wednesday, 2 - 5 PM, Saturday 10 AM - 1 PM. 
  • Eastside Library: Wednesday 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM, Saturday 10 AM - 1 PM. 
  • Montecito Library: Tuesday 2 - 5 PM, Thursday 10 AM - 1 PM.     
  • In the event of inclement weather or power outages, sidewalk service will not be operational.

Follow the on-site instructions 

  • At our sidewalk service, join the marked queue area and follow the on-site instructions. Wearing a mask or other facial covering is required for use of this service. 
  • Provide your Library Card number to staff when you are first in line. 
  • At the Central Library, sidewalk service will be available at the historic doors in front of the book drop on Anapamu Street.
  • Public parking is available at the Granada Garage (Lot 6) or the Figueroa Garage (Lot 7).


  • When picking up items during sidewalk service hours, patrons are expected to wear a life-saving face covering. Library staff will not be available for other inquiries or services. 
  • The Library's lending policies remain in place. Cardholders can place 10 items at a time on hold, and can have up to 99 items checked out a time. Items may be automatically renewed up to 5 times.
  • The Santa Barbara Public Library does not charge late fees on returned items.  
Last Updated: Oct 22, 2020
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