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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Want to ask a question, make a suggestion, or get assistance? The San Diego Public Library provides the following options...

  • Ask SDPL - Ask about library events, online resources, and other services.
  • Comments, Suggestions & Technical Issues - Leave general comments, suggestions, or let us know about technical problems with the website, online catalog, or databases.
  • Homework Help Center - Access many of the library's online resources remotely from any computer home, school or at the library.
  • How Do I... - list of services is grouped by topic area, and covers the most frequently requested services or questions received at the Library.
  • Chat with a librarian (LibAnswers) - Online help from librarians around the country 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
  • Text Message - Text your question to 619-324-3988. Text the word HOURS to get the Library's hours of operation.
  • Title Purchase Suggestions - Do you think the library should add a title to its collection? Let us know about it.
  • Remote Access - To report problems with the Library Catalog, Library Databases or other electronic resources, please call 619-236-5800.
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