May 28, 2022

California: Funding Cuts Cause Santa Barbara Public LIbrary To Cut Access to Seven Database Subscriptions

From a Santa Barbara Public Library Announcement (PDF):

Due to funding cuts at the state and local levels, the Santa Barbara Public Library System can no longer provide access to the following subscription databases effective July 1, 2011:

• Ancestry Library Edition
• Biography Resource Center/ Biography in Context
• Chilton’s Automotive Library
• Health and Wellness Resource Center
• Heritage Quest
• Literature Resource Center
• Toucan Social Studies Fact Card

For a list of databases still available through the Santa Barbara Public Library System web site please visit

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