|The Friends of the San Diego Public Library (FSDPL)
works in close association with several organizations which share its mission and vision.
Presented below are links to the websites of these important organizations.
This is your entrance to the official San Diego Public Library (SDPL) website.
The San Diego Public Library connects the residents of our diverse community to free educational
and cultural resources that will enrich their lives.
With 6.6 million visitors, the San Diego Public Library is the largest cultural institution in San Diego
that offers FREE programming.
The SDPL serves more than 1.3 million residents; encompasses an area of 342 square miles;
and houses more than 5.3 million books including e-books, audio-visual materials,
1.6 million government documents, and more than 265,000 books in 25 languages other than English.
Look up books in the library's online catalog, renew checked-out book, and see what activities
are being offered in all 36 public library branches including the Central Library.
Click on the link below to see what the San Diego Public Library has to offer.
Your library awaits ...
San Diego Public Library
The Board of Library Commissioners consists of seven members appointed by the Mayor of the City of San Diego
and confirmed by the City Council.
Each member serves a two-year term.
The Board is responsible for considering all policy matters regarding the development and operation of the
City's Public Library system and serves in an advisory capacity to the Mayor and City Council.
Board of Library Commissioner meetings are held monthly on the ninth floor of the San Diego Central Library.
Meeting notices, agendas, and minutes for the current fiscal year are published online for public review.
Please click the link below to learn more about the Board of Library Commissioners and to read the notices,
agendas, and minutes of the Board's meetings.
San Diego Board of Library Commissioners
The San Diego Public Library Foundation was created in 2002 when a group of motivated and concerned
community leaders joined to focus their energy and attention on providing private support to build an
outstanding library system in San Diego.
Since then, the Foundation has raised more than $120 million in private funds to augment and support
library programs, collections, expansion and services.
Foundation support has been central to completing the Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common;
building seven new library branches and improving existing branches; expanding collections throughout
the system; providing Sunday hours at certain locations; enhancing crucial programs such as the Summer
Reading Program and establishing new programs, such as Live Homework Help; and working with the Friends
of the San Diego Public Library to meet City Matching Fund goals for 13 consecutive years, providing
millions of additional dollars in funding for books and resources.
Please click on the link below to visit the Foundation's website, learn more about what the Foundation does,
and see what you can do to help support the library system in the 8th largest city in the United States: San Diego.
San Diego Public Library Foundation
Located on the ground floor of the San Diego Central Library, the Library Shop is a partnership between
the San Diego Public Library Foundation and the Friends of the San Diego Public Library.
The Library Shop offers a carefully curated selection of books, jewelry, T-shirts, children’s merchandise,
gifts, and art.
Additionally, the Library Shop supports local vendors and artisans whenever possible.
All proceeds from the Library Shop benefit the San Diego Public Library system.
Come check us out, or visit our website by clicking the link below.
San Diego Public Library Shop