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City of Santa Barbara

735 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101, US



Volunteer as a Book Detective at the Santa Barbara Public Library!

Book Detectives support library staff by searching library shelves for items patrons have placed on hold.

Successful Book Detectives work well independently, are focused and detail-oriented, can read small letters and numbers on book spines, and feel comfortable working on an iPad. 

Book Detectives are 18-years-old or older and volunteer one day a week in two-hour shifts at the Central Library.

Due to the time spent on training and onboarding, volunteers must be able to make a commitment of at least six months.

- Jace Turner
Adult Education & Information Services Librarian

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