How is COVID-19 Affecting the Library?

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The library system is closed. Thus, programs and meetings scheduled at the Library have been cancelled until further notice.

The Friends Book Shop is closed.

Neither the Library nor the Friends are accepting book, DVD or CD donations.

A Special Message from San Diego
Public Library Director Misty Jones


Dear Library patrons,

In an effort to protect the health and safety of the public and to limit the further spread of COVID-19, Mayor Faulconer has announced all 36 City libraries will close to the public beginning Monday, March 16 through Monday, April 6, 2020, unless an extension is warranted. The extension was made.

Consistent with previous closure announcements by San Diego Unified School District, all library programming and events also have been postponed or canceled.

Please be sure to utilize these resources:

Library staff will be available during the closures. Please address questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will respond as soon as we are able.

We will continue to communicate with you as events evolve and look forward to welcoming you back into our libraries when it is safe to do so. 


Misty Jones
Library Director

Thank you, we appreciate your understanding and support.