We are pleased to announce that beginning July 6, 2020 our exterior Book Drops will open weekdays to accept library materials at 35 of our library locations (Paradise Hills Library book drop is closed until further notice). The reopening of our Book Drops is part of our phased approach to continue to provide library services safely to our communities. Book Drops are open on Mondays at 9 a.m. and close Fridays at 5:30 p.m. Currently, book drops are not open on weekends. All items returned undergo a 72-hour quarantine process. Depending on when you returned the items, it may take a few days for the return to reflect on your library account.
Contactless Pickup Service
Contactless Outdoor Pickup Service is available Monday through Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Mira Mesa Library as well as 10 other branch locations. Starting the morning of June 1 st , Patrons may begin placing holds online at http://www.sandiegolibrary.org and to pick up at designated outdoor Pickup Service locations. 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. Please visit http://www.sandiego.gov/pickupservice for a list of Pickup Service locations as well as a Step- by-Step guide. We ask patrons who use this service to please wear facial covering and maintain 6 feet of social distance from others. Refrain from using service if you have a cough or fever, and avoid engaging in unnecessary physical contact with visitors and staff. We do not accept returns at this time.
Virtual 2020 Summer Reading Program
Read, Investigate, and Discover this summer and join the Summer Reading Program: “Dig Deeper!” San Diego Residents of all ages are encouraged to sign up for this virtual event to dig below the surface and discover something new! Read 10 books or for 10 hours to collect prizes and complete fun at-home activities to earn digital badges. Sign
up begins June 1 st and the program will last through August 31 st at
http://www.sandiego.gov/summerreading. For summer reading virtual programming, visit the SDPL Stay-In Summer Reading Club here:
Join us in a community reading goal to read 200,000 books by the end of August. If we meet our goal, The San Diego Library Foundation and Intuit will donate $10,000 to support library youth programming. All you need to do is sign up for the Summer Reading Program and log your books and those books will automatically count towards the Read-A-Thon.