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Ocean Beach Library


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.

Upcoming Events

Apr 15
6pm - 7:30pm
Apr 16
12pm - 12:30pm

Baby Play & Learn


Apr 16
2:30pm - 3:30pm

Play With Your Food

Preschoolers, Elementary School Age

Apr 17
10am - 10:30am

Rhythm and Movement

Babies/Toddlers, Preschoolers

Apr 17
2:30pm - 3:30pm

Read to a Reptile

Elementary School Age

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  • Front area outside the Ocean Beach LibraryFront area outside the Ocean Beach Library
  • Children participating in a STEAM program at the Ocean Beach LibraryChildren participating in a STEAM program at the Ocean Beach Library

Wi-Fi available during open hours

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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.

OB Seed Library in the News


Parking - 17 parking spaces

Public Transportation - Bus Route 35

Computers for Public Use - 12 available