Limited In-person services are available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a sanitation break from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Walk-up Door-side service is available on Mondays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 pm. Please click here for more information
SDCL is committed to serving the needs of the public while ensuring the safety of customers and staff.
Servicios limitados en persona los martes, miércoles y jueves de 10 a.m. a 4 p.m. con una pausa sanitaria de 12:30 p.m. a 1:30 p.m.
El servicio sin previa cita para recoger en la puerta está disponible los lunes y viernes de 10 a.m. a 4 p.m. Haga clic aquí
para obtener más información.
SDCL se compromete a atender las necesidades del público y al mismo tiempo garantizar la seguridad de nuestros clientes y personal.
Donated Materials Policy
The San Diego County Library is no longer accepting physical donations of materials for the collection, with the exception of items produced by local authors or musicians.
The Library purchases materials at steep discounts that come with labels, barcodes and covers, ready for customer use. It is more expensive to accept a donation and prepare it for circulation than it is for the Library to purchase a title that comes prepared by our vendors.
If you are looking for an organization to donate your books, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, or magazines to, consider contacting one of the organizations below:
Your Branch Friends of the Library
Many branch Friends of the Library groups accept book donations for their book sales. Please check their websites or phone ahead to ensure that your donation can be accepted at this time. Items donated to the Friends of the Library are sold to support San Diego County Library branch collections and events.
Salvation Army (books, DVDs, CDs)
Goodwill (books, DVDs, CDs)
Amvets (books, DVDs, CDs)
Vietnam Veterans of America (books, DVDs, CDs)
Father Joe’s Villages (books, DVDs, CDs – limit 5 boxes):
Kids Need to Read (like new kids' books)
Bridge to Asia (books)
You can also recycle books and magazines in your recycle bins, particularly if they are damaged or outdated.