We’ve got Friends!

Thank you, dear Friends, for all that you do on behalf of the SBCC students!


About the Friends of the Luria Library

SBCC’s Luria Library is an outstanding addition to the cultural life of the community. It is a wonderful asset to Santa Barbara—one deserving of community use and support.”
–Kevin Starr, Former California State Librarian

The Friends of the Luria Library is an organization comprised of community members interested in supporting the SBCC Luria Library. Through membership in the Friends, private gifts help build endowment and provide for special and reference collections, periodicals, and other services to our community not funded in the state budget. Contributions from individuals provide an extra measure of qualitative excellence which can be seen in every area of library operation.

Why Luria Library needs support
While virtually every excellent library receives state or municipal support, such funding is almost always supplemented by private gifts. Through membership in the Friends, private gifts help build endowment and provide for special and reference collections, periodicals, and other services to our community not funded in the state budget. Contributions from individuals provide an extra measure of qualitative excellence, which can be seen in every area of library operation. The Friends’ website offers many ways to give, to help SBCC students

Mr. Eli Luria

About the Luria Library
The Luria Library was named in honor of SBCC Trustee Eli Luria, who has been a member of the College’s governing board since 1977. Luria served as co-chairman of a citizens committee, which worked to acquire SBCC’s West Campus, where the new library is located. Mr. Luria provided, and his wife, Lee, and family, continue to provide, significant financial support for numerous college projects.