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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Welcome Back! Twelve San Diego Public Library locations are now open for limited In-Person Services. For everyone's safety, browsing is not allowed at this time.


Monday through Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
The library will be closed for midday cleaning every day from 1-2 p.m.

Limited Services

  • Computer Usage (up to one hour)
  • Printing
  • Holds Pickup
  • Light Reference and Reader's Advisory
  • Getting/Renewing a Library Card

Visiting Guidelines

We are committed to a safe reopening for limited services and ask that you please follow our guidelines:
  • Check in with Greeter to be directed accordingly.
  • Temperature will be screened prior to entering.
  • Wear face covering over mouth and nose at all times.
  • Practice safe social distancing and stay 6 feet apart from library patrons and staff.
  • Follow posted directional signage.
  • No food or drink allowed.
  • No browsing allowed.
  • Please make your visit quick and efficient.

Book Return Service

   Due to sidewalk construction at the Paradise Hills Library from February 22, 2021 through March 8, 2021, book drop and parking lot will not be available at the library during this period. You may return items back at any of our 35 locations with open book drops. 

Book drops are open at all 36 library locations 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Learn more about book returns.