Research at the Archive
Policies and Procedures
The Santa Bárbara Mission Archive-Library is a research and educational non-profit institution dedicated to the collection and preservation of, and access to, historical and cultural resources pertaining to Franciscan history and Missions and the communities they interacted with, especially in Colonial New Spain, Northwestern Mexico, and the Southwestern United States.
Due to our limited hours and staffing constraints, access to SBMAL’s collections is by appointment only and all researchers must be members of the Friends of the Archive-Library (please inquire about special student rates).
Your membership will help us continue to provide access to this unique collection of historical material and to continue our conservation efforts.
Hours and Appointments
The Archive-Library is open for appointments on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, from 10am to 4pm. We close from 12pm to 1pm for lunch. To make an appointment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are closed on federal holidays and other occasions. Please check our calendar for changes to our schedule.
Access Guidelines and Procedures
To learn about our access guidelines, please view the details here.
To learn about our photocopy policy, please view our guidelines here.
If you would like a digital or print copy for research or publication purposes, please download, fill out, and return the following forms to email@example.com.