Todas las sedes de la Biblioteca Pública de Santa Bárbara estarán cerradas el lunes, 27 de mayo en conmemoración del Día de los Caídos.

El 28 y 29 de mayo, la biblioteca de niños ubicada en la Biblioteca Central estará cerrada debido a trabajos de construcción.

Del 21 de mayo al 14 de julio: la Biblioteca Eastside estará cerrada debido a trabajos de construcción.

Los buzones de devoluciones de la Biblioteca Central se reabrirán el 10 de junio. Puedes devolver los artículos dentro de la biblioteca o visitar cualquiera de las sedes de la Biblioteca.


Electrify Your Ride


Whether you want to reduce your carbon footprint, contribute to a healthier community, spend less on maintenance and repair, or reduce monthly fuel bills, there are many reasons to electrify your vehicle. We have compiled resources to help you understand the technologies, capture available incentives, and find key information. 


Incentives & Permitting:  

There are significant incentives available drastically reducing the cost of buying or leasing an EV, often times making them more affordable than gasoline or diesel equivalents.

Illustration of an electric vehicle charging


Through Santa Barbara Clean Energy’s EV Rebate program, City of Santa Barbara residents can get rebates from $500 to $4,000 when purchasing a new or used electric vehicle. Find details and apply at 

The Federal government currently offers incentives in the form of tax credits for both Alternative Fuel Vehicles (includes electric and fuel cell vehicles) and charging infrastructure.  You can receive up to $7,500 tax credit for purchasing an Electric or Fuel Cell vehicle and up to $1000 tax credit for the costs of EV charging infrastructure or electrical upgrades. Learn more about the IRS rules for alternative fuel vehicles at  Clean Vehicle Tax Credits  

Drive Clean California which helps you capture all the incentives available to you based on the location that you live in and the vehicle that you want to purchase.  

Permitting EV Chargers

The Community Development Department offers an expedited OnDemand permitting process for electric vehicle (EV) charger installation permits. Applicants are now able to apply online, pay fees, and instantly receive their building permit via email — no staff contact needed. This new OnDemand permit process is available for up to 60-amp wall-mounted EV chargers for single-unit residences and duplexes. Click here to apply for a permit. 

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