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 noticeOnline library servicesContactless Holds Pickup, and most book drops are available to the public. Find specific information on operations.

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Location

4275 Cass St.
San Diego, CA 92109

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Hours

Currently open

Currently closed

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

Christina Wainwright
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 Friday 10:30 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.
 

Officially opened in 1997, the Earl & Birdie Taylor Library was built thanks to a generous donation from the Taylor family, library supporters and early real estate developers in Pacific Beach. The 12,484-square-foot library is walking distance from the beach, located on a city block dedicated to the library facility and a passive park space. Architect Manuel Oncina designed the library building to be open and airy, resembling the form of a nautilus shell to incorporate the natural beauty of the ocean. Featuring a large meeting room, projection screen and grand piano, the library is a destination for community groups and performers. The Pacific Beach community has been home to a library since 1914 when the original library operated from inside the lobby of the Pacific Beach Women's Club on Hornblend Street.


Upcoming Events

Nov 311:30am - 12:30pm

Qigong

Adult, Older Adults

Nov 311:30am - 1pm

Vista Hill Bridges Resource Table

Emerging Adults (18-25), Adult, Older Adults

Nov 35:30pm - 7:30pm

Chess at the Beach

Elementary (7-8), Middle Grades (9-12), Young Adults (13-17), Emerging Adults (18-25), Adult, Older Adults

Nov 36:30pm - 7:15pm

PJ Storytime & Craft

Babies & Toddlers, Pre-readers (3-6), Elementary (7-8)

Nov 46:30pm - 7:45pm

Book Group

Emerging Adults (18-25), Adult, Older Adults

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  • Front area outside the Pacific Beach/Taylor Library Front area outside the Pacific Beach/Taylor Library
  • Reading area inside the Pacific Beach/Taylor Library Reading area inside the Pacific Beach/Taylor Library
  • Friends of the Library book sale at the Pacific Beach/Taylor Library Friends of the Library Book Sale at the Pacific Beach/Taylor Library
  • Patio at the Pacific Beach/Taylor Library Patio at the Pacific Beach/Taylor Library
  • Children's Area inside the Pacific Beach/Taylor Library Children's Area inside the Pacific Beach/Taylor Library

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Amenities

Parking - 50 parking spaces

Public Transportation - MTS Bus Routes 30, 8/9, 27

Computers for Public Use - 19 available

Meeting/Study Rooms - 1 meeting room with capacity for 95 people

Outdoor Space

Special Collections

Language Collections

Location

4275 Cass St.
San Diego, CA 92109

Hours

Currently open

Currently closed

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

Contact Info

Christina Wainwright
Branch Manager

858-581-9934
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