Friends of the Pacific Beach Library
welcome you to the
Earl & Birdie Taylor Library
Pacific Beach Branch
The Friends of the Pacific Beach Library (FOPBL) exists to support the operation of the Pacific Beach/Taylor Branch Library.
The Friends, through volunteer services, assists library patrons, hosts special events, operates a used book sale,
and provides financial support for acquisitions and community activities.
Chartered under the auspices of the Friends of the San Diego Public Library,
the Friends of the Pacific Beach Library is an official §501(c)(3) non-profit, educational organization.
As such, donations made to the Friends are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law under Internal Revenue Service tax regulations.
The Friends of the Pacific Beach Library meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 3:00 p.m. in the Library's Meeting Room/Gallery.
Meetings are held every month except June, July, August, and December.
Please feel free to explore this web site to learn about the services provided by the Friends and by the Pacific Beach/Taylor Branch Library itself.
Event and Program Cancellations
Under the guidance of the California Department of Public Health and the San Diego County's Public Health Officer, all branches, including the Central Library and the Pacific Beach/Taylor Branch Library, of the San Diego Public Library are closed to the public until further notice. All programming and events, including but not limited to Friends of the Pacific Beach Library (FOPBL) programming and events, have been postponed or canceled during this time. The FOPBL bookstore, is closed. Online library services, including ebook checkout, remain available to the public.
Library Access: Although Pacific Beach Library staff will be available by telephone to answer questions (please call 858-581-9934), the library building is closed to the public, and staff will be unable to check books out (except as noted below) or accept returned books for patrons.
Curbside Pickup: Starting Tuesday, May 26, 2020, patrons with outstanding holds may pick up these materials at designated outdoor Pickup Service locations. Patrons will receive an email from the San Diego Public Library indicating the designated Pickup Service location for the material when it is ready for pickup. You must bring your library card, your cellphone, and a mask with you when you pick up your held material. In order to protect the safety of both patrons and library staff, a formal pickup procedure must be followed. The pickup procedure plus a set of Frequently Asked Questions may be viewed or printed by (==> clicking here <==).
Placing Holds: Beginning Monday, June 1, 2020, Patrons may place new holds on books to be picked up at designated outdoor Curbside Pickup Service locations. The best way to place holds is to use the San Diego Public Library website (==> click here <==). When your holds are available for pickup, you will receive an email and will be expected to follow the Curbside Pickup procedure.
Returning Books: Note that all library materials currently checked out have due dates extended to July 13 (this date may be further extended as circumstances warrant). Please do not attempt to return books to the library, or leave them outside the library, prior to that date as the book drops remain locked at all locations.
Update Notices: Please go to the San Diego Public Library website (==> click here <==) for the most recent official updates to the library closure policy.
Please (==> click here <==) to read the City's official notice of closure which pertains to all San Diego libraries, pools, and recreation centers. Please be aware that changes may occur at a moment's notice. When library service resumes, it is suggested that patrons call the library (858-581-9934) on the day of previously publicized events to find out whether or not any specific event will be held. We will endeavor to update this announcement as we become aware of any changes.
Pacific Beach / Taylor Branch Library
4275 Cass Street
San Diego, CA 92109