Gledhill Library

About Our Library

The Gledhill Library is a research, non-circulating collection open to the public.  Our varied materials are available for students, history buffs and anyone seeking a better understanding of our city's rich history.

For more information contact:
(805) 966-1601 ext.105

Gledhill Library

Our Collection

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, oral histories, newspaper files, clipping and ephemera files, manuscripts and government records.

The Library was dedicated in 1967 to W. Edwin and Andriette Gledhill, who served for many years as the Museum's Executive Director and Curator, respectively.

The Gledhill Library online finding aids may be accessed at Gledhill Library Resources.

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We are open Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.  The library is also open the first Saturday of the month from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Note that the Gledhill Library will be closed December 24 through January 3 for the holidays. The Library will reopen the first Saturday of the month on January 4.

The library is open free of charge to Museum members and to students.  Non-members are assessed 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 for a fee.