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

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