Stay Cool at the Goleta Valley Library

People are encouraged to take precautions to protect themselves from excessive heat conditions

During periods of excessive heat, the City wants to remind the public that the Goleta Valley Library (500 N. Fairview Ave) is open and a great place to stay cool. Hours of operation are:

  • Tuesday-Thursday 10am-7pm
  • Friday & Saturday 10am-5:30pm
  • Sunday 1pm-5pm

The Excessive Heat Warning issued by the National Weather Service for much of Santa Barbara County, is in effect now through 8 p.m. on Monday, September 5, 2022.

In what’s likely to be the most extensive heat wave so far in the state this year, the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is urging residents to take the necessary safety measures to avoid heat-related illnesses, including heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

Please consider the following safety tips to protect yourself and your loved ones:

  • Wear loose-fitting, lightweight and light-colored clothing.
  • Avoid caffeinated, alcoholic and sugary drinks, and drink water and other fluids.
  • Limit outdoor activity.
  • If a person becomes dizzy, nauseated or sweats heavily, they may be showing signs of heat exhaustion and should move to a cooler area.
  • Keep an eye out for heat stroke symptoms, which include a lack of sweating and dry skin. 
  • Children and pets should never be left alone in vehicles. 

For a list of designated Cooling Centers in Santa Barbara County, and for the latest information on the Excessive Heat Warning, go to