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Sidewalk Service

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This is a service from the Santa Barbara Public Library for picking-up SBPL items at SBPL locations. 

Request library items to be held

  • Log-in with your SBPL library card and select your SBPL pick-up location.
  • You can also call the Library at 805-962-7653 Monday - Thursday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Friday 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM to place items on hold with library staff. Please have your library card number on hand. 
  • How to place a hold for Sidewalk Service here: 

Wait for notification that the items are ready for pick-up during Sidewalk Service hours

  • We will send you a text, email, or phone message when your items are ready to pick-up during Sidewalk Service Hours. Current Sidewalk Service hours are:
    • Central Library: Monday - Thursday, 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM, and Fridays 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM. 
    • Carpinteria Library: Monday 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM, Wednesday, 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM. 
    • Eastside Library: Wednesday 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM. 
    • Montecito Library: Tuesday 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM, Thursday 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM. 
  • You can check when Sidewalk Service hours are for each library location here or by calling the Library at 805-962-7653 Monday - Friday 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM.     
  • If you do not have access to a mobile device for your pick-up visit, you can call ahead to the Library and let library staff know when you plan to pick-up the items during Sidewalk Service times the Library 805-962-7653 Monday - Thursday 10:00 AM -6:00 PM, Friday 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Visit the Library, and follow on-site instructions for picking up 

  • When visiting the Library during Sidewalk Service hours, join the marked queuing area and follow the on-site instructions with your mobile device and library card number. Wearing a mask or other facial covering is required for use of this service. 
  •  Instructions for the Central Library
    • Text "Central" to 805-902-1010
    • Follow the instructions on your phone.
    • Location number is 3.
    • Staff will have your items ready shortly.
  • Instructions for the Carpinteria Library

    •  Text "Carpinteria" to 805-902-1011
    • Follow the instructions on your phone. 
    • Location number is 1
    • Staff will have your items ready shortly. 
  • Instructions for the Eastside Library:

    • Text "Eastside" to 805-902-1013
    • Follow the instructions on your phone. 
    • Location number is 1
    • Staff will have your items ready shortly. 
  • Instructions for the Montecito Library:
     
    • Text "Montecito" to 805-902-1014
    • Follow the instructions on your phone. 
    • Location number is 1
    • Staff will have your items ready shortly. 
  • If you do not have access to a mobile device for your pick-up visit, you will join the line and follow the on-site instructions. When you reach the pick-up table, you will let the library staff know you had called in your pick-up ahead of time. 
  • At the Central Library, Sidewalk Service will be available at the Historic Doors in front of the book drop on Anapamu. Public parking is available at the Granada Garage (Lot 6) or the Figueroa Garage (Lot 7). We will leave you items checked out to you on the table outside the doors when you reach that position in line.

Guidelines 

  • When picking up items during contact-less 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.
  • Book drops will be open for returning items during the scheduled hours listed on the Hours & Location webpage. You can also be checked by calling the Library at 805-962-7653
  • The Santa Barbara Public Library does not charge late fee on returned items.  
Last Updated: Aug 3, 2020
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