Santa Barbara Central LibraryThe Santa Barbara Public Library is the largest element of the library system which serves Santa Barbara County,containing nearly 300,000 volumes. The library system circulates nearly 2 million items to approximately 250,000 residents.
Santa Barbara Eastside LibraryThe small and intimate Santa Barbara Eastside Library has about 20,000 volumes and a circulation of around 80,000 books a year. The library has an increasing focus on computer usage and Internet access.
Karpeles Manuscript LibraryThe Karpeles Manuscript Library, founded in Santa Barbara, and now with locations spanning the U.S., is the world's largest private holding of important original manuscript documents.
Goleta Valley Public LibraryThe 15,000 square-foot Goleta Valley Library, which has an annual circulation of about 600,000 items, is dedicated to providing the entire community with the best possible library service. The library has a number of computers to allow Internet access for adult, teen and children users.
Montecito LibraryThe small Montecito Library was established in 1910 in one room of the building that currently houses the library. It is supported by the community via the Friends of the Montecito Library organization.
Carpinteria LibraryThe Carpinteria library is a satellite branch of the Santa Barbara system and is well used by residents. There is a good selection of books locally, computers, videos and all of the benefits of being part of the Santa Barbara system.
UCSB LibraryThe library serves UC Santa Barbara's students, faculty, and staff. The Library is also open to the public, but to borrow materials, non-University affiliated individuals must purchase a UCSB Library Card for $100 for one year.