He/she will need to bring their EXCEL card along with their student ID # into any of our 36 public library locations to activate.
The San Diego Public Library has signed an agreement not to share student information with other entities.
The EXCEL Card will provide full access on online resources and borrowing limits are set at 3 books. A full access SDPL card gives your child access to up to 40 items. If you would like to receive a traditional, full access card, you may do so by visiting any SDPL location.
If your child already has a card with SDPL, then your child will have two cards and can use both as needed.
If you do not want your child to have a library account, simply do not activate the card and return to your child’s teacher. Your student’s account will be deleted if the card is not activated.
Your child can visit any SDPL library location with their student ID # and will be issued a new card at no cost.
They need to be returned to any of the 36 library locations.
Students can use their card until they turn 19 years of age. However, accounts will expire every two years and can be renewed by bringing the EXCEL card or the Student ID number to the library.