Without the Friends, the Library would be open approximately 16 hours per week.  With our support, it is open 36 hours/week.  We purchase all new books, ebooks, CDs and DVDs for the collection, support all public programs and events and pay for interior upgrades and furniture, such as new chairs in the reading room.

Each resident of Montecito contributes only $7.80 of his/her taxes to the Montecito Library, among the lowest dollar amount of the 58 counties in the state.  We need your help!


The Friends of Montecito Library is an active group in the Montecito community and is adding resources and events as often as possible. Your involvement adds to what we can offer the people close to the Montecito library.

Please consider donating today.


You can also support the library by volunteering. There are many opportunities to use your time and talents.
Please let us know you can help. Click here for more. Volunteer Link


That’s right.  You can make a difference in the lives of the people that frequent the library by shopping at Amazon.  A small percentage of your purchase will go to support the Friends of Montecito Library by clicking on the following link and selecting Friends of the Montecito Library as your group.



More than anything, we would love your ongoing support.  The Friends of Montecito Library is made of up people that care for the library and the people that frequently use it.  If you would like to become a member, please contact us today to get information on the benefits.

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