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What are library hours and locations?
The city operates two library branches, a literacy center and two mobile libraries.  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 over 20, and four computers are available on each of the two mobile libraries.  All the computers are equipped with Microsoft Office and access to the internet.  Special devices 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 of our library branches and on each of our two mobile librareis – hop on!  Tutors and learners at our literacy center have Wi-Fi access, too.

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, and e-magazines, too!  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 ebooks and emagazines information page.

How do I apply for a library card?
To apply for a library card you’ll need to visit one of our library branches or mobile libraries.  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 mobile libraries are 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, with related info on our facebook page and instagram.