Frequently Asked Questions

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General Information
Find answers to general questions about library hours and services.

Circulation Policies
Find answers to questions about the material and loan policies of the Goleta Valley Library. 

Computers and Technology
Find answers about Internet access, software and hardware available at the Library.

Equipment for Public Use
The Library supplies equipment for in-house public use.

Library Card
Find answers to the questions about getting and using a library card.

Library Collection and Materials
Find information about the holdings of the Library and what is available for borrowing. 

Library Services
Find answers to the many different activities and services available to library users of all ages. 

Library Value 
Find out how much money you saved by borrowing specific items from the Library.

Museum Passes
Find information about museum passes available for borrowing from the Library.

Policies & Forms
Familiarize yourself with all of the libraries policies and find the forms you need (3-D printer and Multipurpose Room Rental)

Reserve a Computer
Request a reservation for a computer before arriving at the library.

Reserve Gallery Space
Request use of the Multipurpose Room Gallery Space for one month to display art exhibitions.

Volunteer
There are many different volunteer opportunities at the Goleta Valley Library. Teens ages 14 and older can earn Community Service credit by: helping prepare for children’s craft programs, cleaning materials, shelving items, assisting staff with special projects, and helping with the Summer Reading Club. Adults can: check in books that are arriving from other libraries to fill hold requests, look for hold items on our shelves, repair books, help us find missing items, and more. If you are interested, please go to the Volunteer page and fill out a City of Goleta Volunteer Application Form (there is a separate one for minors) and email it to goletavalleylibrary@cityofgoleta.org or drop it off at the Library.