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Meeting Rooms

Meeting rooms are available to local organizations located within the service area of the Central Library and branches of the Santa Barbara Public Library System. Meeting rooms are available in the Central Library, Goleta Branch Library, Carpinteria Branch Library, and Eastside Branch Library. To inquire about meeting room availability, please telephone the Library where the room is located.

Meeting Room Facts:

Central Library

  • Before filling out a Room Reservation application for the Central Library please be sure to check the availability of the meeting room by looking at our Event Calendar
  • If the room you are requesting is available click here for the Room Application
  • Once the application is completed please mail the application and your check to:

Santa Barbara Public Library System
Attn: Administration
40 E. Anapamu St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

  • Once we have received your application with an enclosed check for the amount of the booking, it will take approximately 24 hours for you to view your booking online
  • If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at 805-564-5608

Faulkner Gallery
(805) 564-5608

  • Capacity – 180
  • Available Monday - Sunday, 8am to 10pm
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Screen, chairs, tables, lectern
  • Kitchen facilities (preparation counter, sink)

Faulkner West Gallery or Faulkner East Gallery
(805) 564-5608

  • Capacity – 12
  • Available Monday - Sunday, 8am to 10pm
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Chairs, table

 
Eastside Branch Library

Martin Luther King, Jr. Wing
(805) 963-3727

  • Capacity – 60
  • Available Monday - Sunday, 8am to 10pm
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Chairs, tables

 
Carpinteria Branch Library

Multi-purpose Room
(805) 684-4314

  • Capacity – 60
  • Available seven days per week, 8am to 10pm
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Screen, chairs, table


Goleta Branch Library

  • Before filling out a Room Reservation application for the Goleta Library please be sure to check the availability of the meeting room by looking at our Event Calendar and confirming by calling the Goleta Library at 805-964-7878.
  • If the room you are requesting is available click here for the Room Application
  • Once the application is completed please mail the application and your check to:

Goleta Public Library
500 North Fairview Avenue 
Goleta, CA 93117 

Multi-Purpose Room
(805) 964-7878

  • Capacity – 133
  • Available seven days per week, 8am to 10pm
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Screen, chairs, table
  • Kitchen facilities (preparation counter, sink)

Conference Room
(805) 964-7878

  • Capacity – 12
  • Available seven days per week, 8am to 10 pm
  • Chairs, table

 
Charges for meeting rooms:

A. Meeting room use by local non-commercial organizations with meetings free and open to the public:


Meeting Room

Initial 3-Hour Period

Each Additional Hour

Central Library Faulkner Gallery

$125.00

$60.00

Central Library Faulkner Gallery East or West

$40.00

$20.00

Central Library Front Plaza Area

$200.00

$100.00

Goleta Branch Library Multi-Purpose Room

$50.00

$25.00

Goleta Branch Library Conference Room

$20.00

$15.00

Eastside Branch Library Martin Luther King, Jr. Wing

$50.00

$25.00

Carpinteria Branch Library
Multipurpose Room

$40.00

$20.00


B. Meeting room use by local private or commercial organizations, OR those assessing charges or accepting/suggesting donations:


Meeting Room

Initial 3-Hour Period

Each Additional Hour

Central Library Faulkner Gallery

$300.00

$150.00

Central Library Faulkner Gallery East or West

$75.00

$35.00

Central Library Front Plaza Area
Not available for these types of events

Goleta Branch Library Multi-Purpose Room

$125.00

$60.00

Goleta Branch Library Conference Room

$50.00

$25.00

Eastside Branch Library Martin Luther King, Jr. Wing

$125.00

$60.00

Carpinteria Branch Library
Multipurpose Room

$50.00

$25.00

 
C. Additional charges:

  • Ability to serve refreshments
    • Central Library/Faulkner Gallery - $75.00 per event
    • Central Library/Faulkner Gallery East, Faulkner Gallery West, Eastside Branch Library Martin Luther King, Jr. Wing; or Goleta Branch Library Multipurpose or Conference Room - $30.00 per event
  • Closed Hours Use of Central Library Galleries - $25.00 per hour or part thereof, in addition to the applicable room rate
  • Use of Meeting Rooms Beyond the Contracted Time – half the hourly rate, or a minimum of $12.50, whichever is greater. Fee will be charged every fifteen (15) minutes or part thereof the meeting goes past the contracted time. If time includes closed hour use at the Central Library, there will be an additional charge of $25.00 per hour or part thereof for staff.

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