San Diego Central Library

Donate Books

The Friends of the San Diego Public Library accepts both hardbound and paperback books inside the San Diego Central Library located downstairs.

Check Out Nature Backpacks

Check Out Nature Backpacks are a jump-start to getting into nearby nature. The packs can be borrowed from the library like a book and include field guides, activity books, binoculars, bug kits, a water bottle, first aid kit, compass, and more. The packs can be borrowed at seven participating branches or by placing a reserve request to have one delivered to another San Diego Public Library location.

Learn Bike Repair and Maintenance every 1st & 3rd Saturday at the Central Library

The Bike Kitchen provides library users with access to shop-grade bicycle tools, professional assistance, along with hands-on learning opportunities and educational resources.

Every 1st and 3rd Saturday from 2 – 4 p.m. | Central Library

Volunteer bicycle mechanics from Hub + Spoke Cycleworks provide minor repair and basic maintenance assistance on a walk-up basis. Bring your bicycle and receive help with flats, cables adjustments, and other simple fixes.

**Please call before going during holiday weekends to confirm workshop**


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