All SBPL locations will open at 12 PM on Thursday, June 27 due to staff training.


5/21-7/14: Eastside Library will be closed due to construction work.


Residential Customers


Pay Less on Your Trash Bill by Generating Less Trash

Here are some handy tips for reducing your family’s waste:

  • Place recycling bins in several rooms of your home, not just the kitchen. 

  • Buy in bulk to reduce packaging. That goes for produce, dry goods, paper products, and bath products - just about anything! 

  • Check out a local refill store - don't forget to bring your own reusable containers.

  • Replace paper towels with cloth hand towels and dish towels. 

  • Use reusable bags instead of paper or plastic anytime you're shopping - not just the grocery store! 

  • Reuse plastic and glass containers as food storage (serving the function of Tupperware). 

  • Compost your own foodscraps! To learn more about backyard composting in Santa Barbara, please visit Less Is More. 

  • Visit Yellow Pages Consumer Choice & Opt-Out to stop receiving the Yellow Pages