Libraries Move to In-Person Service Only

Masks and social distancing still required indoors

The Goleta and Santa Ynez Valley Libraries moved back to in-person only service last month, concluding Sidewalk Service after 16 successful months. The libraries are open for in-person service on Tuesdays – Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., with no time limits on visits. Patrons are welcome to pick up their holds, browse the stacks, and use a computer. Book returns are also now accepted indoors again.

Health and safety rules remain in place for all library visitors: masks are required for patrons ages 2 and older, and visitors must maintain social distancing of at least six feet. Hand sanitizer and gloves are available inside the building.

Library patrons who cannot enter the library for in-person service can call or text to arrange pick-up of requested items at the front door. For more information, please contact your local library branch.

Engaging library programs for all ages continue to be held online every week. Check out the Events Calendar for storytimes, craft workshops, book clubs, homework help, and much more.

Staff at the Goleta Valley, Buellton, and Solvang Libraries enjoyed being able to serve the community through Sidewalk Service and are now looking forward to seeing more of you inside the library!

For more information on programs and services at the Goleta and Santa Ynez Valley Libraries, visit