WEATHER »

Libraries Reduce Hours

New Times Will Begin July 12


A cut in the operating budgets of several Santa Barbara libraries will result in reduced hours at many area branches.

Starting July 12, the central and the eastside branches — including the Faulkner Galleries and public meeting rooms — will be closed on Mondays. The Goleta and Montecito libraries have also made several changes to their schedule. Goleta Library’s Monday hours will be changed to 12-6 p.m. and the Montecito library will be open on Mondays from 9:30 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Santa Barbara is wrestling with a budget deficit of $8.9 million, and less funding for the Public Library System is part of a broader program of cutbacks being implemented. Reductions in library hours could have been more severe if not for financial help from Friends of the Library groups in Santa Barbara City and elsewhere in the county.

The full listing of hours for each library branch are as follows:

Carpinteria Library

Monday: Closed

Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sunday: Closed

Central Library

Monday: Closed

Tuesday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Friday & Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Eastside Library

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday - Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Sunday: Closed

Goleta Library

Monday: 12 - 6 p.m.

Tuesday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Friday & Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Los Olivos Library

Saturday: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Montecito Library

Monday: 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday - Thursday: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Sunday: Closed

Santa Ynez Library

Saturday: 2 – 5 p.m.

Solvang Library

Monday: Closed

Tuesday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Friday & Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Sunday: Closed

Every library will be closed on July 4 and 5 for the Independence Day holiday.

To submit a comment on this article, email letters@independent.com or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email tips@independent.com.



Be succinct, constructive, and relevant to the story. Leaving a comment means you agree to our Discussion Guidelines. We like civilized discourse. We don't like spam, lying, profanity, harassment or personal attacks.

comments powered by Disqus
event calendar sponsored by:

Senior Fair Hosts the ‘Young at Heart’

The Senior Fair brought together more than 25 organizations to match needs with services.

City College Ranked #1 by Value Colleges

High graduation rate, community service, and online degree programs made SBCC a 'flawless investment.'

News Commentary: Ribbon Cutting Is Not As Easy As It Looks

Grand opening for new Eastside bridge conveys a tingle of progress.

Santa Barbara Rental Prices Have Skyrocketed Over the Last Five Years

The average rent for a South Coast studio is $1,553.

Trio Stops the Show at Board of Education

More than a dozen appeal to Santa Barbara Unified School District to maintain music classes and programs.