Gledhill Library

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 Gledhill Library online resources along with finding aids may be accessed at Gledhill Library Resources.

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.

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.

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

Historic Adobe, Anacapa Street postcard, SBHM 60.2
SBHM Flying A web 2


The Museum and Library are currently closed.  Researchers are encouraged to contact the Library via phone at (805) 966-1601 x105 or for assistance.