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 Thursday of the month at 11:30 a.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.
Printable Monthly Event Calendar
A printable monthly calendar is available that shows all events scheduled to be held at the Pacific Beach Library. Also, for ease of reference, the second page of the calendar lists events categorized by age group and general area of interest. Please click on the link below to download or view the calendar. For patrons who prefer a pre-printed calendar on paper, please ask one of the library's staff members to print one out for you when you come to visit the library.
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As of November 1, 2021
Under the direction of the San Diego Public Library system, the Pacific Beach Branch Library partially re-opened effective Tuesday, July 6, 2021. The following notice indicates the current status of PB Library services, programming, and events as of November 1, 2021. If you have any questions, please call the library at (858-581-9934).
Library Access and Hours: The Pacific Beach Library is open to the public Monday and Tuesday from 11:30 AM to 8:00 PM, and Wednesday through Saturday from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM. The Pacific Beach Library is closed on Sundays.
Library Evening Access: The Pacific Beach Library is open to the public Monday and Tuesday from 11:30 AM to 8:00 PM.
Holiday Closures: The Pacific Beach Library will be closed to the public on Friday, December 24 for Christmas (observed), Saturday, December 25 for Christmas Day, and Friday, December 31 for New Year's Day (observed).
Maximum Authorized Capacity: The PB Library is currently authorized to operate at 50% patron capacity.
Masking Guidelines: Masks are only required inside the library building for people who are not fully vaccinated. Masks are recommended, but not required, for fully vaccinated patrons and visitors.
Curbside Pickup: All curbside services including, but not limited to, book pickup have been discontinued. Please enter the library for those services.
Shelf Browsing: Browsing the library book shelves is allowed.
Computer Access: Members of the public are allowed to use the computer terminals inside the library. Printing is available for $0.15 per page with a print card (may use your library card for free, or purchase a print card).
Placing Holds: Patrons may place holds online then pick up their materials inside the library. 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 come inside the library to pick up your held material. Curbside pickup has been discontinued.
Returning Books: Exterior book drops at all 36 San Diego Public Libraries accept returns 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please (==> click here <==) for official details.
Online Library Services: Online library services, including ebook checkout and placing holds, remain available to the public.
Meeting Rooms: The Community Room is open at 50% capacity.
In-person Programs: In-person programs and events will return gradually. Please contact branch staff if you have questions about a specific program.
Indoor Book Sale: The indoor Friends of the Pacific Beach Library used book sale is open to patrons at 50% capacity.
Outdoor Book Sale: The outdoor Friends of the Pacific Beach Library used book sale is held every Monday and Wednesday from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, weather permitting.
Update Notices: Please go to the San Diego Public Library website (==> click here <==) for the most recent official updates to the library access policy.
Please be aware that changes may occur to library availability at a moment's notice. If uncertain, it is suggested that patrons call the library (858-581-9934) on the day of an expected visit to find out whether or not any desired service or specific event will be available. 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