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.
Library Partial Re-Opening
Status Effective July 31, 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 and Friends of the Pacific Beach Library (FOPBL) services, programming, and events effective July 31, 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: Starting July 31, 2021, the Pacific Beach Library is open to the public Monday and Tuesday from 11:30 AM to 8:00 PM.
Maximum Authorized Capacity: The PB Library is currently authorized to operate at 50% patron capacity.
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 will open at 50% capacity on July 31, 2021.
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 will continue to be 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.
In-Person Events and Programs
In-person library programs and events will return gradually over time. The following in-person events are currently scheduled. Please contact branch staff (858-581-9934) if you have questions about a specific program.
Participants who would like to virtually participate in any in-person discussion may join us via Zoom. Please contact branch staff (858-581-9934) for the login information.
- Toddler Dance: 10:00 AM on 1st & 3rd Wednesdays : outside on the Taylor Greene (near the Reed Street parking lot) : [August 4 & 18]
- Toddler Storytime: 10:00 AM on 2nd & 3rd Wednesdays : outside on the Taylor Greene (near the Reed Street parking lot) : [August 11 & 25]
- Book Discussion: 4:00 PM on 2nd Thursday : Community Room or on Cass Street Plaza : [August 12 : The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman]
- Movie Screening: 3:00 PM on Wednesday, August 25 : Community Room : [Little Women]
Virtual Events and Programs
A selection of virtual (online) library programs and events are currently available. The following virtual programs are scheduled. Please contact branch staff (858-581-9934) if you have questions about a specific program or for login information.
- Virtual Storytime: 2nd & 4th Thursdays on Zoom (for preschoolers) : [contact branch staff for login information]
- Literary Read-Alouds with Tea: Monday-Thursday at 3pm via Facebook (www.facebook.com/groups/SDPLTea) : [currently reading Little Women by Louisa May Alcott]
Pacific Beach / Taylor Branch Library
4275 Cass Street
San Diego, CA 92109