The Garden's library, established in 1927, includes over 15,000 books and journals, representing an important resource for education and research. The Blaksley Library building, designed by local architect Lutah Maria Riggs and completed in 1942, provides beautiful mountain views in a courtyard setting. Special collections include rare books, photos, manuscripts, and horticultural catalogs.
The collection represents important botanical and horticultural works on California flora and landscape history.
Blaksley Library Hours & Access
Monday - Friday, 9 am - 4 pm by appointment only
- Library use is free to all and does not require an admission fee to the Garden
- The library collections are non-circulating but may be used onsite
- The library catalog is available online at centralcoastmuseums.org
Please contact the Collections Manager or telephone (805) 682-4726 x103
The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden fosters the conservation of California's native plants through our gardens, research and education, and serves as a role model of sustainable practices.