Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all San Diego Public libraries are closed for full service. However, the San Diego Public Library provides resources to patrons online through our eLibrary as well as access to physical materials through our Contactless Pickup Service
Contactless pickup of RESERVED BOOKS & MATERIALS is now available at all San Diego Public Libraries, Mon-Sat, 9:30 am-1:00 pm and 2:00-5:30 pm. Do not go to your designated branch for pickup until you have been notified that your order is available. Click HERE for specific details about the procedure. Everyday between the hour of 1 – 2 p.m. the libraries will be closed for mid-day sanitation break. All SDPL are CLOSED on Sundays.
Books & Materials may now be returned to any SDPL location book drop, 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. Paradise Hills Library & Clairemont Library book drops are closed until further notice.
San Carlos Branch has a FACEBOOK page where you can also find video storytimes and other programs. All in-person programs and events have been canceled, but there are many VIRTUAL EVENTS that have been scheduled. See the Library Event Calendar for upcoming events. Activities that are open to a limited number of Virtual Attendees require you to register; these activities have a pen in the upper right side of the box. Click on the event title, scroll down to register. When the Library sponsors or hosts an event it does not constitute an endorsement of the content or the views expressed by the participants.
12 San Diego Public Library locations are now open for limited in-person services Monday – Saturday, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm and will be closed from 1-2 pm for cleaning.
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2021 City holidays. The Library will be closed on these dates.
Book drops will remain open at all Libraries on holidays.
Friday, January 1, 2021 – New Year’s Day
Monday, January 18, 2021 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, February 15, 2021 – Presidents’ Day
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 – César Chávez Day
Monday, May 31, 2021 – Memorial Day
Sunday, July 4, 2021 – Independence Day
Monday, July 5, 2021 – Independence Day – City Observed
Monday, September 6, 2021 – Labor Day
Thursday, November 11, 2021 – Veterans Day
Thursday, November 25, 2021 – Thanksgiving Day
Friday, December 24, 2021 – Christmas Day – City Observed
Saturday, December 25, 2021 – Christmas Day
Friday, December 31, 2021 – New Year’s Day – City Observed
Saturday, January 1, 2022 – New Year’s Day