Central & Branch Library Phone Numbers
Central Library (805) 962-7653
Carpinteria Branch Library (805) 684-4314
Eastside Branch Library (805) 963-3727
Goleta Branch Library (805) 964-7878
Los Olivos Branch Library (805) 688-4214
Montecito Branch Library (805) 969-5063
Santa Ynez Branch Library (805) 688-4214
Solvang Branch Library (805) 688-4214
Central & Branch Library Hours & Locations
40 E. Anapamu St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: (805) 564-5608
Fax: (805) 564-5660
Library Services Manager
Library Services Manager
Santa Barbara Public
Library System Administration,
P. O. Box 1019,
Santa Barbara, CA 93102
Central Library Children’s & Teens: (805) 564-5603
Goleta Library Children’s: (805) 964-7878
Central library Reference Service hours:
Monday – Thursday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday - Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Sunday: 1:00 – 5:00 pm (no telephone service)
Reference Line: (805) 564-5604
Santa Barbara Public Library
P. O. Box 1019
Santa Barbara, CA 93102.
Local Obituary Services / Local History Searches
Reference staff of the Santa Barbara Public Library System will search for and provide copies, as available, of obituaries for persons who either resided or died in Santa Barbara County. There is a $15.00 fee for this service. Obituary search requests will only be accepted by regular mail and must include payment by check or money order.
As a part of your request, please include:
- Name of the deceased, including nicknames or other names which might help identify the person;
- Exact date of death or approximate date of death;
- Your name and mailing address.
- Check or money order in the amount of $15.00 made out to Santa Barbara Public Library. Do not send cash.
Reference staff will search obituaries in the local newspaper on the exact or approximate date of death and for ten days beyond the date given. Staff cannot conduct searches when no date is known, so please provide as much information as possible. Requests can take 4-6 weeks to process.
Local History Searches
$15.00 fee / 30 minutes of research
Local History search requests will only be accepted by regular mail and must include payment by check or money order made out to Santa Barbara Public Library. Do not send cash.
Please include any names, places, dates or other information that might help in the search. Searching past the first half hour will only be done if the Librarian believes there is a reasonable chance of further information being found. Before extra charges are incurred the patron will be contacted. Please include your email address in your letter to facilitate any questions that might arise. Requests can take 4-6 weeks to process.