What are library hours and locations?
The city operates two libraries, a literacy center and a bookmobile. Please visit our hours and locations page.
Do you have computers?
We do! The Civic Center Library has over fifty public use computers, the Mission Branch Library has 25, and four terminals are available on our bookmobile. All the computers are equipped with Microsoft Office and access to the internet. Special computers disconnected from the internet (but packed with educational games!) are available for younger children.
Is there wireless internet access?
Yes! Publically accessible Wi-Fi is available at both our libraries as well as our bookmobile. There’s an open network called “library” – hop on!
How do I renew materials?
You can renew materials online by visiting our webpage at http://www.oceansidepubliclibrary.org. You can also call us at 760-435-5600. You can also renew your materials by visiting us in person (and you don’t need to bring the materials with you).
Do you have ebooks?
Yes! You can search for and check out ebooks directly at http://serra.lib.overdrive.com. You can find out more information about what systems are supported by visiting our ebook information page.
How do I apply for a library card?
To apply for a library card you’ll need to visit one of our libraries or our bookmobile. You’ll need picture ID and if you want to check out materials you’ll need a piece of mail with your current address on it.
How do I pay library fees?
Library fees must be paid in person at the library. We a accept cash, check or credit cards as a form of payment. Please note that the bookmobile is unable to accept credit card payments at this time.
How do I request a library purchase?
You can request a library purchase online using our contact form.
How do I view upcoming library events?
Upcoming library events are all on our events calendar.