Library Shop

The Library Shop is open Monday through Saturday.

Mon-Tues – 11:30 am – 5:30 pm

Wed-Sat – 10:30 am – 5:30 pm

It currently offers $5.95 Flat Rate Shipping for web orders.


The Library Shop is not just a well-curated gift and book shop. It is a non-profit book & gift store located in the courtyard of the Downtown Central Library sponsored by the FSDPL & the SDPL Foundation. As the Downtown Central Library was  being planned, space was set aside for a Library Gift/Book Shop to be located on site.

It features a wide selection of well-curated books, gifts, cards, jewelry, & more. Shop online. BROWSE OUR INVENTORY.  Proceeds support all 36 San Diego Public Libraries. Life Members of the Friends of the Library receive 10% off all purchases.

The Library Shop also sponsors monthly special events for youth & adults.  Click NEWS & EVENTS. To find out more about the Library Shop, their hours of operation, monthly special events, speakers, books & materials, click Library Shop  or call the Library Shop at 619-236-5802.

Odi’s Library Day 

Did you know the San Diego Public Library has written & published its own children’s book? Written by Hunter Hackett & illustrated by SDPL’s own Anisi Baigude, a Library Assistant at the North Clairemont Branch, Odi’s Library Day is a bilingual board book for young readers to build a lifelong connection to libraries &  books.

In the story, ODI (Opportunity, Discovery, Inspiration) the Coyote visits the Central Library for the first time with their parent for a series of literary adventures. During Odi’s visit, they receive their first library card, attend a story time where they learn all about kites, discover the Innovation Lab & create their own kite. Finally, Odi is seen flying their kite with their story time friends with the iconic Coronado bridge in the background.

Copies are available for sale at the Library’s Library Shop. Please visit  All proceeds support the San Diego Public Library. You may also borrow the book from your branch library.