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All SDCL locations will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 23-24 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
We will be upgrading our system over the next several weeks to provide you with an improved library experience. Our website and library services will be
fully functional during this time; however, the catalog, My Account, and other online services will not be available during the following short periods:
November 21: 1:30 a.m.-7:30 a.m.  |  November 28: 5 a.m.-7 a.m.  |  December 5: 3 a.m.-6 a.m.

Books-by-Mail

Books-by-Mail Program
700 Eucalyptus Ave
Vista, CA 92084
Toll Free: 1-866-279-9629
Email: books.bymail@sdcounty.ca.gov

What is Books-by-Mail?

Who can receive service?

You are eligible if you:

How are materials selected?

How does it work?

Which types of materials are available?

Books, magazines, audio books (CDs and cassettes). At this time it is not possible to check out DVDs, videos, newspapers, or interlibrary loan materials.

How do I apply for Books-by-Mail?

Please call toll-free: 1-866-279-9629 or email us at books.bymail@sdcounty.ca.gov.

What do customers say about Books-by-Mail?

"Whoever came up with the idea of Books-by-Mail - thank you! For a shut-in this has been a lifeline. Depression has turned into hope."
Vista Resident

"Just wanted to thank you for all the thought you put into choosing the selection for my sister-in-law. It was a perfect choice for her."
Fallbrook Resident

"I just wanted you to know how much mom and my entire family appreciate what you and the library do for her."
Out-of-State Relative

"Thanks again for your faithful service to the visually handicapped. It is truly a blessing that all of you are there to help."
San Diego Resident

"Thanks for doing such a good job picking out books for me to read. Makes the day a little less boring."
El Cajon Resident

"Thank you so much for your help. You are the greatest and provide such a wonderful service."
Ramona Resident

Awards Received

National Association of Counties
"Best of Category" Achievement Award

American Library Association
Bessie Boehm Moore-Thorndike Press Award

California State Association of Counties
Merit Award

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