The 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. Wireless Internet access is available throughout the building, as well as in the outdoor patios. Scanners for the public are available. The library averages about 3,000 public computer-user sessions each month.

The community rooms are also available for use by community groups. There is a charge for community room use, activities must meet Library guidelines and reservations are required.

The Goleta Valley Library includes a "Library of Things" that allows the lending of a variety of non-book items including craft and art tools, virtual reality goggles, a portable record player, a machine for transferring videocassette information onto DVDs, binoculars, a UV flashlight (which, among other things, can help you find bugs in your home), cake pans, games, and more.

The Library seeks to promote and improve awareness, availability, and accessibility of information for people with disabilities. The public parking lot at the Library has designated parking spots for persons with disabilities. The parking lot entrance to the Library building is equipped with a ramp and automatic door. The Library offers a free and confidential Bookshelf program for patrons unable to visit the library due to a temporary or permanent medical condition.