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This guide describes the SBCC Reads program, present and past.

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SBCC Reads Spring 2024!

Check out these upcoming events for our community reads program with UCSB!

Your Brain on Art is available for checkout at Luria Library and Santa Barbara Public Library. Also, you can read a preview of the book on Google Books.

Nominate a Title for the Next SBCC Reads!

To nominate a title for the next SBCC Reads send an email to

Purposes of SBCC Reads

  • Explore interdisciplinary issues sparked by the selected book through conversations, readings, displays, and other activities. Free copies of the book will distributed to interested students.
  • Generate informed discussion of key issues by promoting the reading and discussion of books on the broad themes in the book.
  • Focus on academic disciplines at SBCC which provide us with a broader understanding of the issues raised in the book.
  • Create further campus appreciation of the library and the role it plays in education and research.
  • Encourage the exchange of ideas in our community.