Gledhill Library

NOTE: The Library will be closed for the holidays: December 18, 2018 – January 4, 2019

To search the online book catalog, click HERE.

About the Library:
The Gledhill Library was dedicated in 1967 to W. Edwin and Andriette Gledhill, who served for many years as the Society’s Executive Director and Curator, respectively. The Library is a research, non-circulating collection open to the public.

Collections focus on the history of Santa Barbara County with additional materials on California history and history of the American West. Holdings include books and pamphlets, photographs, maps, audio oral histories, newspaper files, clipping and ephemera files, manuscripts and government records.

For more information contact:
Michael Redmon, Director of Research
(805) 966-1601 ext.105

The book catalog may be accessed at, the website of the Central Coast Museum Consortium, as well as the catalogs of other museum libraries.

The library is open free of charge to Museum members and to students.

A research fee of $2.00 an hour, up to a cap of $5.00 a day is accessed to other patrons. Photocopy and scanning are available.