Free resources from the San Diego Public Library

Check out park passes, learn a new language, rent tools, and more.

San Diego library book

There’s an endless number of stories.

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When we say public libraries are magic, we’re not just speaking to bookworms. ✨

Outside of the endless shelves of printed knowledge, fantastical escapes, and harrowing journeys, the San Diego Public Library has amassed a huge catalog of other offerings.

Here are some of the coolest resources the library has for card holders — and some for those without one. Pro tip: Library cards are free.

San Diego Central Library

Welcome to the San Diego Central Library.

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Make an appointment

The people at the library aren’t just there to help you find books. Try out:

Digital treats

Enjoy the academic bounties from home:

Take it home

Books aren’t the only thing you can check out. You can also reserve:

  • A free State Parks pass to explore California’s great outdoors
  • Check in for Chess Club and learn the game from local experts
  • Tie-brary — offering rentable professional clothing accessories — is open for check out at the Central Library

Getting down to business

Professionally minded individuals can benefit from:

No card needed

Little bit of a procrastinator? Here’s what you can enjoy without a library card:

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