Under the guidance of the CA Department of Public Health and San Diego County’s Public Health Officer, the San Diego Public Library will be closed until further notice. Online library services remain available to the public.  Items previously due in June have been extended to July 13, 2020.  Find specific information on operations.

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Kids and Teens

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The San Diego Public Library offers a wide range of services to children, teens and young adults.

  • Please call your local community Library, or the Central Library's Sanford Children's Library at (619) 236-5800.
  • Many of the City's libraries have special staff for these services called Youth Services Librarians. When you contact one of the City's libraries ask for them for special assistance.
  • The Central Library downtown has a teen center, called the Pauline Foster Teen Center, located on the second floor. This beach-themed, safe, learning environment for teens only includes:
    • 14 computers and two study rooms specially set aside for teens;
    • fun and engaging furniture with a relaxed environment to encourage teens to hang out and collaborate;
    • iPads, iPad Minis, Chromebooks, and eReaders available; and
    • media gaming room with an onsite snack bar.

 For other questions or concerns, call (619) 236-5800 or email [email protected]

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