Inquire. Dream. Create. Discover.
That's what Libraries are for. That's what Friends are for.
The Friends of the Library is the non-profit branch of the library dedicated to the growth and development of the Santa Barbara Public Library ensuring free access to information and resources to all members of the community. The Friends raise funds for materials, programs and services that would otherwise not be provided.
The Friends do this by inspiring interest and enthusiasm for providing financial support to the library. We invite private individuals, businesses, government agencies, foundations, and other grant-giving organizations to join us.
The Friends endeavor to preserve and strengthen the importance of our Library in this community as a vital, irreplaceable source of information, education and culture - thereby providing everyone with opportunities and resources for lifelong learning.
The Friends will continue advocacy efforts working with City leaders and Library administration to ensure that adequate public funding exists to support a first-class public library for our community.
The Friends believe that a good library is essential to the intellectual and cultural growth and general well being of the community.