Pickup Service is available Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
You will receive an email with the designated location to retrieve your holds when they are ready.
|Location||Services||Holds for these Locations|
|Allied Gardens/Benjamin Library
|Pickup Only||Allied Gardens/Benjamin Library|
|Carmel Valley Library
|In-Person Services Only||Carmel Valley Library|
|In-Person Services Only||Central Library|
|College Rolando Library
|In-Person Services Only||College-Rolando Library|
|City Heights/Weingart Library
|Pickup Only||City Heights/Weingart Library
Kensington-Normal Heights Library
|La Jolla/Riford Library
|In-Person Services Only||La Jolla/Riford Library|
|Linda Vista Library
|Pickup Only||Linda Vista Library|
|Logan Heights Library
|In-Person Services Only||Logan Heights Library
Mountain View/Beckwourth Library
|Mira Mesa Library
|In-Person Services Only||Mira Mesa Library|
|Mission Hills-Hillcrest/Knox Library
|In-Person Services Only||Mission Hills-Hillcrest/Knox Library
North Park Library
University Heights Library
|Mission Valley Library
|In-Person Services Only||Mission Valley Library|
|North Clairemont Library
|Pickup Only||Balboa Library
North Clairemont Library
|North University Community Library
|Pickup Only||North University Community Library|
|Pacific Beach/Taylor Library
|Pickup Only||Pacific Beach/Taylor Library|
|Point Loma/Hervey Library
|In-Person Services Only||Ocean Beach Library
Point Loma/Hervey Library
|Rancho Bernardo Library
|In-Person Services Only||Rancho Bernardo Library|
|Rancho Peñasquitos Library
|Pickup Only||Carmel Mountain Ranch Library
Rancho Peñasquitos Library
|San Carlos Library
|Pickup Only||San Carlos Library|
|San Ysidro Library
|In-Person Services Only||Otay Mesa-Nestor Library
San Ysidro Library
|Scripps Miramar Ranch Library
|Pickup Only||Scripps Miramar Library|
|Serra Mesa-Kearny Mesa Library
|Pickup Only||Serra Mesa-Kearny Mesa Library|
|Skyline Hills Branch Library
|Pickup Only||Paradise Hills Library
Skyline Hills Library
|Pickup Only||Tierrasanta Library|
|University Community Library
|Pickup Only||University Community Library|
|Valencia Park/Malcolm X Library
|In-Person Services Only||Oak Park Library
Valencia Park/Malcolm X Library
You may pick up holds Monday - Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. You do not need to call ahead or book an appointment. Please refer to the hold pick up notice email for the deadline and location to pick up your items. After that date, your item(s) will be placed back on the shelves.
All staff members are required to wear a face mask and will practice safe social distancing from other staff members and members of the public during the Contactless Pickup Service. Pickup Service Table will be sanitized regularly. Anyone picking up materials must wear a mask.
Please refer to your holds notice to verify your Contactless Pickup Service location. Please note that we continue to expand Contactless Pickup Service locations. If you wish to transfer your hold to a different Contactless Pickup Service location, please call the location where your item is being held to request the transfer. If you need additional assistance, please contact the Library at 619-236-5800 or via email at email@example.com. You can also visit us at one of our In-Person Library Service locations.
Contactless Pickup Service is available for current physical library card holders whose account is in good standing. If you have a temporary library card number, please call the library you choose to visit so they can update your account and arrange for a permanent library card to be issued when you check out.
We highly recommend that you check the status of your library account before heading over to the Library. If you have a balance due of $10.00 or higher you must pay the outstanding balance in full through our online payment system before you can pick up any held items. If you have been referred to the City Treasurer and have questions, please contact them directly. For your safety and the safety of our staff, we will not be able to process payments at pick up.
Anyone may pick up your items, but they must present your library card or have your library card number to pick up your items. Staff will not release items to those without a library card number.
You can reserve most titles online or by calling your local Library branch. There is no fee for this service. Once your hold is available, you will be notified via email. Please refer to the hold pick up notice email for the deadline to pick up your items. After that date, your item(s) will be placed back on the shelves.
If you have a temporary library card number you will have a two-item hold limit. Please call the library you choose to visit so they can update your account and arrange for a permanent library card to be issued when you check out.
*The following items cannot be renewed: items with outstanding holds, Express books and DVDs, eReader devices, interlibrary loan materials, laptop computers, museum passes and story kits.
Walkup Service is available at all locations offering ContactlessPickup Service. When you arrive, please find the designated signage and waiting area for Walkup Service and call the number listed on the sign. When you call the phone number, you will need to have your library card number ready to present. Staff will retrieve your items and let you know that they are coming out to place your materials on the Pickup Service table. Please follow the posted signage and be sure to practice social distancing when retrieving your items.