Walk-Up Door-Side service is available Monday through Friday to pick up requested materials with no appointment required! Check out books, movies, and CDs requested through our online system or by calling a branch. When items are ready for pick up, customers will receive an automatic notice via email, phone, or print.
Do I need to wear a facial covering when I visit the library?
Yes, according to the California Department of Public Health, properly worn facial coverings and physical distancing are required for all staff and customers at all times. This includes while in the building and while waiting in line outside.
Can I bring items to return?
Yes. If you would like to return your materials, you may do so during open hours.
When are materials due back?
SDCL item due dates have been extended to February 3, 2021.
Circuit and LINK+ item due dates remain due December 31, 2020, for items checked out December 4, 2020, or earlier.
How are you ensuring that returned materials are safe for the next person to check out?
For the safety of library staff and customers and at the recommendation of the Institute for Library and Museum Services and the California State Library, all materials will be quarantined for at least 4 business days.
I already returned my items. Why are they still on my account?
For the safety of library staff and customers and at the recommendation of the Institute for Library and Museum Services and the California State Library, all materials will be quarantined for 4 business days. It may take up to 7 days to remove the items from your library account. Rest assured you will not be charged for those days when the materials are quarantined.
I have fines on my account. Can I pay them so I can check out my requests?
You can pick up your requested materials and we will work with you on the fines later.
Can I go inside the library?
No. SDCL is only offering Walk-up Door Side Service.
Can I call my local branch?
Yes, phone calls will be answered during business hours. Visit our Hours & Locations page for branch contact information.
When will the library begin offering in-person programs again?
In accordance with the Public Health Order, the library will not be holding in-person programs or gatherings until after large groups are permitted. Check out www.sdcl.org for online services and programming.