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FAQ - Library Collection & Materials

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Which digital resources can I use from my computer at home?
The Goleta Valley Library and the Black Gold Cooperative Library System provide a group of licensed, internet- accessible databases selected by librarians to facilitate your research endeavors. These resources can be accessed from home with a valid library card and password. If you need help creating a password for you card, please click here .

Click here for information on the a digital download collection of ebooks, audiobooks, movies, music, and magazines.

Does the library have tax forms? 
The Library does not have tax forms. However, you can sign on to one of the Internet computers and print out whatever forms you need. In addition, there is a bookmark listing all of the places in Goleta/Santa Barbara that do provide tax forms.

For what museums does the library have passes? 
Please click here for Museum Pass information.

Where may I find items that are new to the library's collection? 
The library maintains a new items list that can be found here

Does the library have foreign language materials?
The library maintains a collection of Spanish language materials for both children and adults. Please ask at the Reference Desk. Other foreign language materials may be available through interlibrary loan.

For how long can I check out cake pans?
You may borrow cake pans for three weeks, the same length of time for which most of our items check out. They are not renewable, however.

For how long can I check out machines like the VHS transfer to DVD? 
You may borrow special items like this for three weeks, the same length of time for which most of our items check out.  They are not renewable, however.