If the San Diego Public Library has your email address on file, you will receive automated email notifications when:
To ensure that notices reach your inbox and are not treated as spam, please add the following address to your list of contacts: [email protected]. This is an unmonitored email address and messages sent to it will not receive replies.
If you would like your email address added to your library account, please visit or contact your local branch library.
Paper notices are sent to patrons without an email address on file when:
Library Elf is a free third party online service that helps you keep track of materials you have checked out or on hold from your San Diego Public Library library account. Additionally, you can consolidate multiple cards and multiple libraries under a single Library Elf account.* This makes the service ideal for families and patrons of multiple library systems.
Once signed up with Library Elf, you can receive the following types of notices:
Steps to create an Elf account:
*There is a subscription fee to add libraries that are not Library Elf members.