Friends of the Luria Library

The Friends of the Luria Library is a supporting organization 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. The Friends of the Eli Luria Library was established An Auxiliary Organization of The Foundation for Santa Barbara City College.

Luria Library

The Luria Library has been named in honor of Eli Luria, who served on the Board of Trustees, including two terms as the Board President. He helped create the SBCC Foundation and also served on the Education Advisory Council. Mr. Luria served as co-chairman of a citizens committee which worked to acquire SBCC’s West Campus, where the library is located. Along with his wife Lee and daughter Kandy Budgor-Luria, the Luria family provided significant financial support for numerous College projects.

Funded Projects

Weekend Hours
Resident Librarian
Textbook Scholarships
Technology (Netbooks and iPads)
Cafe Furniture
Friends Website Design and Production
Friends Brochure/Bookmark
Library Advertising in the Channels
Spanish Language publications
Mobile Study walls
Outdoor Signage
Literary Salons (Neufeld, Redding, Barber, Gros, Eckford-Prosser)