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San Diego Public Library to resume in-person services at more locations, city swimming pools open for summer

San Diego Public Library to resume in-person services at more locations, city swimming pools open for summer

As the San Diego region continues to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, the San Diego Public Library (SDPL) is resuming many of its in-person services. Beginning Tuesday, July 6, 2021, SDPL will offer in-person services at 26 of its locations

In accordance with the City of San Diego’s policy and in keeping with local health guidelines, individuals who are fully vaccinated are not required to wear face coverings inside City buildings. For individuals who are not fully vaccinated, face coverings are required indoors and recommended outdoors when unable to maintain six feet of distance from others. 

“The San Diego Public Library is thrilled to welcome patrons back into our buildings,” said Library Director Misty Jones. ”Although our staff members have connected with patrons in new ways during the COVID-19 pandemic, nothing can replace the face-to-face interactions that make a visit to the library so special.”  

Patrons at the 26 locations can browse, use computer and printing services, pick up holds and renew their library cards. Select library locations also offer free Wi-Fi, internet access and laptop use through SD Access 4 All. In addition to the sites offering in-person services, four additional locations will be open for contactless pickup service. Book drops are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week at all 36 library locations. 

SDPL will resume limited in-person programs at select library locations and virtual programs will continue on the SDPL Virtual Hub Facebook page. Visit the Programs page for a calendar of events. 

Additional City facilities will continue to expand services this summer. Currently, City pools are ​open for a variety of activities such as lap swim, learn to swim and water fitness (activities and schedule vary by location). Select City recreation centers are open on a limited basis. Please contact the individual facility for additional information regarding hours of operation and programming. 

Passport Services are now available by appointment only at the City Administration Building, 202 C St. Appointments can be made on the City Clerk’s website or by calling 619-533-4000. The Public Information Center in the lobby of the City Administration Building is open for limited walk-in services, including acceptance of summons and subpoenas, appeals, and pick up and drop off of records. 

For a full list of impacted and available City services, visit sandiego.gov/status