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Service Update (September 28, 2020) - The Oceanside Public Library is pleased to announce it has reopened its buildings for limited in-person service.  The County Health Office has recently allowed libraries to open in a modified capacity, and the Library has put a staged reopening plan in place to provide the safest service possible for the community. 

Here is what can be expected when visiting the Library in the initial reopening stage:

    • The Civic Center and Mission Branch Libraries are open for Grab and Go Service Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The Bookmobiles and Oceanside READS Learning Center are not open during this stage.

    • Self-service pickup of materials is available inside the Libraries, using the self-check kiosks. Customers will need their Library card number. Additionally, short-term browsing is allowed, although the number of customers allowed in the building at one time may be limited.

    • Home Delivery of material is still an option for most Oceanside residents. 

    • The Book Return bins in front of the Libraries are open and are emptied by staff Monday through Friday.  All returned material is quarantined for 96 hours before it is returned to circulation.  Overdue fines will not be charged on material during the quarantining process.

    • There are a limited number of self-service public computers available for customers to use for one hour per day.  Self-service printing, faxing and scanning is available. 

    • In this reopening stage, casual seating and phone charging are not available.  The Library’s meeting and study rooms are unavailable as they will be utilized for quarantining returned material.  All in-person programs are suspended, but many regular programs, such as storytimes and book clubs, are currently being held online.

All customers are required to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing while inside the Library. If you see fines on your account, don’t worry, you will still be able to renew and check out material.  You may see books on your library account for multiple days after you have returned them due to the quarantine process for material.  Call us at (760) 435-5600, Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. for more information.


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