Where do your donations go?

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!