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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 a supporting 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 your 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.

Ways to Give

About the Luria Library

Eli LuriaThe Luria Library has been 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. Along with his wife Lee, Mr. Luria has also provided significant financial support for numerous college projects.

Visit the Luria Library website to learn more about the library and its history.

Did you know Luria Library is also a great public library?

The Luria Library at Santa Barbara City College welcomes all interested persons who wish to use its collections.