Escondido Public Library


Escondido Public Library will reopen for limited in-person services on Monday, September 21, 2020.


Library hours will be 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Holds can be picked up on the self-service shelves during Library open hours. Additionally, curbside pickup service for holds will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., and Wednesdays from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. For information on how curbside pickup works, visit Due to limited seating, library users are limited to two hours per day inside the library.


For health and safety, all persons who enter the Library building are required to wear a mask over their nose and mouth, and maintain six feet of distance from others. In-person services are subject to change per the State and County Public Health Orders.


At this time, the Friends Book Shop, Literacy Learning Center and Pioneer Room remain closed. Donations are not being accepted at this time. No overdue fees will be charged until January 1, 2021. All items can be returned in the outdoor book drops, located in the Library parking lot, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Items will be checked in after a 5 day quarantine period.

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Upcoming Events

When: Monday, October 19, 2020 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Pioneer Room

The Comic-Con International Graphic Novel Book Club will meet the third Monday of every month at 6:30 PM at the Escondido Public Library. Meetings will last approximately 90 minutes. Membership in this group is extremely limited (no more than 20 people per meeting).
When: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Board Room

Writers of all genres are invited to read their work and receive group critiques in a friendly and comfortable environment.
When: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Where: Children's Storytime

Wear your P.J.s and bring your favorite stuffed animal to this evening storytime.
When: Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Children's Storytime

Toddlers and their parents/caregivers enjoy interactive bilingual stories and action songs. Seating is limited, arrive early for a spot!
When: Monday, October 26, 2020 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Children's Storytime

Stories and activities to help preschoolers prepare for kindergarten.
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Escondido Public Library

239 South Kalmia Street



10 a.m. - 6 p.m

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