Tuesday’s Tip: Take Advantage of Sahyun Library’s Extended Hours in October

“The Stacks” at the Sahyun Library
(photo borrowed from the SBCGS Construction Blog because I can’t find mine)

Today’s tip is a reminder that the Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society is offering extended hours at the Sahyun Library in celebration of Family History Month. On Tuesday evenings throughout the month of October, the library will be open from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Before you go, take a look at the online card catalog so you can make the best use of your time while at the library. I am frequently surprised to find books available at the Sahyun Library that I can’t find anywhere else, or are in libraries several hours (or states) away. If you’re a genealogist in the Tri-County area, you don’t want to miss out on this terrific local resource.

So have an early dinner and head over to the library tonight! You didn’t want to watch the debate anyway, did you? ;-)

Copyright © by Elizabeth O’Neal

Elizabeth is a genealogy and family history researcher, writer, and consultant. Adores good grammar and spelling, and believes the Oxford Comma is just misunderstood. Thrives on large quantities of coffee. One daughter, two rescued hounds, and a plethora of missing ancestors keep her on her toes.


  1. Great idea, Elizabeth to check SBCGS’s Sahyun Library online catalog first (and always). A keyword search gives you some books and resources you wouldn’t have expected or known about by *only* cruising the (lengthy) aisles. And bring your dinner….you can eat in the Jackson Family Community Room or on the shaded patio or in the rose garden.

  2. Good point about the dinner, Mary! I thought that was the case, but didn’t want to say so without knowing for sure. Hope you all got a big crowd last night.

    I have a file of printouts of books that I want to look up there, and it’s getting bigger and bigger. Hopefully Friday will be my day to come down!


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