Beginning July 1, 2019, the City of Goleta will not only be managing the Goleta Valley Library, but the Buellton, Solvang, Los Olivos and Santa Ynez Valley Libraries as well! It has been almost one year since the City took over direct management of the Goleta Valley Library in an effort to increase library services at reduced costs. Since July 1, 2018, the Goleta Valley Library has implemented new programs and services for children and adults, started a monthly e-newsletter, introduced the new ‘Library of Things’ collection, and opened the Jake Boysel Children’s Room.
Patrons currently registered at the Buellton, Solvang, Los Olivos and Santa Ynez Libraries will need to get a new Santa Ynez Valley Libraries card in order to check out material or access electronic resources. The new cards will work at any public library in Santa Barbara County and are available from any of the library locations in the Santa Ynez Valley, as well as the Goleta Valley Library (500 N. Fairview Avenue, Goleta), and the Santa Barbara Central Library (40 E. Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara).