New! Library of Things

Public libraries used to loan out more than books and movies. Back in the 1960’s and 70’s, you could check out things like artwork and fishing poles! The Goleta Valley Library is bringing back the idea of loaning out non-traditional items. Goleta’s ‘Library of Things’ launched in April 2019, and the following items are available for patrons:

  • Virtual reality goggles
  • Robots for kids to learn coding
  • Portable record player
  • Machine for transferring videocassette information onto DVDs
  • Machine for transferring audiocassette information onto USB drives
  • Binoculars
  • Portable disc drives for your laptop or computer
  • UV flashlight
  • Cake pans
  • Games

Head over to the Library (500 N. Fairview Avenue) today to check something out from the new Library of Things! Stay up-to-date on what’s happening at the Library by visiting the website ( or following us on Facebook (@GoletaValleyLibrary). You can also subscribe here for the Library’s e-newsletter, The Reading Corner.