New Goleta Valley Library Book Van Drives into Isla Vista!

The Goleta Valley Library is excited to launch a new book van for service in Isla Vista beginning October 4! The book van will include a collection of physical books and other materials, as well as allow patrons to place holds for delivery from the Library’s entire collection utilizing the online system Black Gold. The book van is being detailed now and we can’t wait for you to see it when it’s finished! A schedule will soon be available at each stop and on the Library’s Calendar of Events.

The Goleta Valley Library was extremely fortunate to receive a $200,000 California State Library grant to provide library services to the Isla Vista area, courtesy of Senator Monique Limón. After conversations with the community, research, and much deliberation, the decision was made to purchase a Sprinter van with the goal of turning it into a book van that would make regular visits to a wide variety of sites in Isla Vista including IVCSD Community Center, Friendship Manor, UCSB, Isla Vista Elementary School, the St. George Teen Center, several parks, and more.

Community members can sign up for a library card directly with the book van when it begins service in order to begin checking out books and other materials. The library’s website has a lot of great offerings for patrons as well, including many available for download. Learn about all of the great online options available from the Goleta Valley Library website with our show and tell video. Library Director Allison Gray shows you how easy it is to find everything you could possibly need. Watch now in English or Spanish.