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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Location

4801 Santa Monica Ave.
San Diego, CA 92107

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Contact Info

Matt Beatty
Branch Manager

   This location will serve as an official Mail Ballot Drop-Off location for the 2020 Presidential General Election from Tuesday, October 6th through Tuesday, November 3rd.

 
Your signed, sealed and dated voted mail ballot envelope can be dropped off during these hours:
  • Monday through Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • On Election Day, Tuesday November 3rd, hours for dropping off voted mail ballots will be 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Questions regarding the Mail Ballot Drop-Off program should be directed to the County of San Diego Registrar of Voters (858) 565-5800.
 

Located in the heart of Ocean Beach, the library building dates back to 1928 when it was built at a cost of just $18,697. The current building replaced the original library, which opened in a storefront on Abbott street in 1916 after community leaders raised $200 to pay the rent of $5 per month. Architect Robert Snyder designed the library building and it was expanded in 1962 to its current size of 4,579 square feet. Another renovation in early 2012 provided new carpeting and a new roof. A treasure in this iconic beach community, the library has a dedicated group of supporters who take great pride in helping promote services and programs for library patrons.


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Ocean Beach Seed Library

Ocean Beach Seed Library

The Ocean Beach Seed Library is a place where patrons can share and lend seeds. Similar to checking out books, patrons are able to check out seeds for personal use. Patrons are encouraged to Borrow, Grow, and Harvest seeds. Attend one of our many Seed Library programs and join this community movement for sustainable urban agriculture. You don't need a library card and the checkout process is free and simple. Come to the Ocean Beach Library today and ask any staff member about this exciting program. Or feel free to call us at (619) 531- 1532. The Ocean Beach Seed Library is supported by the Friends of the Ocean Beach Library and other community partners.

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OB Seed Library in the News
 
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Amenities

Parking - 17 parking spaces

Public Transportation - Bus Route 35

Computers for Public Use - 12 available

Location

4801 Santa Monica Ave.
San Diego, CA 92107

Hours

Currently open

Currently closed

Saturday:
closed
Sunday:
closed
Monday:
closed
Tuesday:
closed
Wednesday:
closed
Thursday:
closed
Friday:
closed

Contact Info

Matt Beatty
Branch Manager

619-531-1532
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