Goleta and Santa Ynez Valley Libraries Suspend Programming Through End of April

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In an effort to follow public health guidelines and help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the City of Goleta has suspended library programming at the Goleta, Buellton and Solvang libraries until the end of April. 

It’s up to all of us to do our part to help mitigate the transmission of the Coronavirus.  Library staff are taking proactive steps to ensure our libraries are a clean and safe space for all.  We have increased routine cleaning and sanitizing of commonly-touched spaces and surfaces, including but not limited to restrooms, table tops, door knobs, and computers. All soft toys and manipulatives in the children’s area, which are more challenging to keep clean, have been put away for now.

All guests and staff are encouraged to practice social distancing and healthy habits, including frequent and thorough hand washing for 20 seconds with soap and water, covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue, and staying home if you are sick. In order to protect the health and safety of fellow patrons and library staff, we ask that you do not come to the library, or bring anyone to the library, who is not feeling well.

Fortunately, the library has many programs that can be accessed remotely with your Goleta Valley Library or Santa Ynez Valley Library card: 

  • E-library: Download e-books, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, graphic novels, and magazines
  • Kanopy: A new free streaming service where you can watch up to 10 movies per month
  • The New York Times: Read this newspaper online from anywhere
  • Brainfuse HelpNow!: Live, online tutoring available daily from 1:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Patrons can also order books or audiobooks not owned by the library for home delivery by filling out a Zip Books request form. If you would like reading recommendations of downloadable books, fill out the Personalized Reading List form and receive a list just for you.

Books currently placed on hold can be postponed for pick-up or check-out by calling your local library branch or by reviewing your Overdrive account for holds on eBooks and Audiobooks.  

Visit the Goleta Valley Library website for more information on services available.

If you don’t have a library card, you can get one that allows you access to downloadable services by going to the Black Gold eCard Registration webpage. To check out physical material, you need to get a library card by going into the Goleta, Buellton or Solvang Libraries. Bring a government issued photo ID such as your driver’s license or passport, and something with your current mailing address. This can be any piece of mail including bills or magazines as long as the name matches your driver’s license or passport. If your driver’s license has your current address on it, then you only need that one item.

Please know you can always call and talk to a library staff member during their hours of operation (available at www.GoletaValleyLibrary.org).

  • Goleta Valley Library: 500 N. Fairview Avenue, Goleta, 805-964-7878
  • Buellton Library: 140 West Highway 246, Buellton, 805-688-3115
  • Solvang Library: 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang, 805-688-4214 

If you have questions, you may also email staff at goletavalleylibrary@cityofgoleta.org.

Thank you for your continued support of our libraries and your cooperation as we get through this evolving health crisis.

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