Under the guidance of the CA Department of Public Health and San Diego County’s Public Health Officer, 12 San Diego Public Library locations are 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.  Online library servicesContactless Holds Pickup, and all book drops are available to the public. Find specific information on operations.


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We are excited to offer 3D Print by Request service! Send us your 3D designs and get them printed in one week for pickup at the Central Library, La Jolla/Riford Library or Skyline Hills Library.

3D Print by Request Procedures

  • Complete 3D Print Request form above (all fields are required to process your request).
  • Send request form and .STL file to weblibrary@sandiego.gov if you will be picking up your 3D print at the Central Library.
    Send request form and .STL file to ljstaff@sandiego.gov if you will be picking up your 3D print at the La Jolla/Riford Library.
    Send request form and .STL file to skstaff@sandiego.gov if you will be picking up your 3D print at the Skyline Hills Library.
    File name should read: Your First_Last Name_Date Submitted_Model Name.stl
    Example: Jane_Doe_1.2.20_thebestmodelever.stl


  • Files will be printed in the order in which they are received.
  • 3D print model must be in .STL format.
  • Turnaround time for print requests will be at least one week, you will be notified when print is ready for pickup.
  • Prints must be picked up at the Central Library or La Jolla/Riford Library.
  • 3-hour print time limit per week.
  • Multi-Part Prints: Please submit separate requests for each part of your project.
  • The library staff reserves the right to refuse any 3D print request.
  • Staff cannot guarantee model quality or stability, nor confidentiality of designs.
    Note: Staff do not remove rafts and supports
3D prints models including Iron Man helmet, octopus, handheld game cover and various other models.