1401 National City Blvd., National City, CA 91950 (619) 470-5800
The National City Public Library and all City Departments will be closed Dec. 22, 2014-Jan. 4, 2015 for a city-wide Employee Work Furlough.
The National City Public Library is seeking feedback and input from our library users. The purpose of this Needs Assessment Survey is to identify the current and anticipated needs of our users. Your response will greatly help us improve our services and become more responsive to your needs. Click the button below to take the survey!
La biblioteca Pública de National City solicita comentarios y contribuciones de nuestros usuarios de la biblioteca. El propósito de esta Encuesta es para evaluar e identificar las necesidades actuales y futuras de nuestros usuarios. Su respuesta sera de gran ayuda para mejorar nuestros servicios y para ser más sensibles a sus necesidades. Oprima el botón para tomar la encuesta!
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10:00 am - 8:00 pmClosed1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
From I-805Exit on Plaza Blvd. Merge onto E Plaza Blvd. Turn left onto D Ave. Make a right onto 16th St. Make a right on National City Blvd. The Library is on the right hand side.
eBooks at the Library!As a member of the Southern California Digital Library Consortium, National City Public Library offers its patrons access to a shared collection of eBooks and downloadable audiobooks. The consortium, comprised of 18 libraries, combines buying powers to acquire more content and multiple copies, thus reducing patron's waiting time for popular titles. Not finding the title that you want through the shared collection? Simply contact us. In addition to the shared collection, the library can build a custom collection based on patron's suggestions and recommendations. This custom collection is exclusive to National City Public Library and only accessible to our members.
Not familiar with eBooks, simply click on the image above to learn how to search and browse the collection and select titles you want to check out. Titles can be enjoyed through the following devices: your personal computer, laptop, e-reader, MP3 player, or smart devices such as (iPhones, ipads, Android devices, tablets, etc.)
To start enjoying the new eBook and audiobook collection now, click image below.
Recognizing the cultural, linguistic and economic diversity of our community, the National City Public Library serves the informational, educational and recreational needs of all the residents of the community. We support lifelong learning, personal enrichment and empowerment by providing access to a variety of materials and current technology, a courteous and expert staff, and a friendly environment that contributes to the quality of life in National City.
Library Board of Trustees
Every library needs support, assistance, guidance and input from the community in order to respond to the needs of the residents and to comply with the directives of the legal body that oversees its operation. National City Public Library has a Library Board of Trustees responsible for guiding major operations, long term directions and decision-making.
The Library Board Of Trustees is regulated by ET SEQ., Ordinance 1062 and Resolution 8210. Five members are appointed by the Mayor, with the consent of the City Council for a three year term ending June 30th.
Starting January 2013, the Library Board of Trustees will meet the second Monday of the month at 4:30pm in the Library Meeting Room at 1401 National City Blvd. Current Board Members are:
Gloria Bird President
Debbie HernandezVice President
Maria Patrice AmonMember Trustee
Friends of the Library
The Friends of the National City Public Library are people who care about books, learning, and ideas. Friends see the library as a vital part of National City. They are advocates, volunteers, and fundraisers for the Library. Through fundraising, they seek to enhance the library's resources, increase community access to information and knowledge, and provide a cultural gathering place for our diverse population.
The Friends operate the Library Bookstore. Opening hours vary, from Monday to Saturday. Please call the Friends' Bookstore at (619) 470-5930 for more information.The Friends of the National City Library is a volunteer, non-profit, tax exempt organization.
VolunteeringThe National City Public Library provides a challenging and rewarding variety of volunteer opportunities. For more information, please see our volunteer description and Online Volunteer Application.
EmploymentThe Library offers employment opportunities. Check the Human Resources department for any current openings with the library or any city department. For a list of current openings click here Human Resources Department.
Donating Materials to the Library
While we encourage donations to our circulating, reference, and local history collections, it is not always possible to keep all gifts due to duplication, storage limitations, or other reasons. When donations cannot be retained, they are frequently sold at a nominal price by the Friends of the Library and the proceeds are used to buy new books for the library. We may also donate your gifts to other libraries or institutions.
The Library has over 100 public access computers with Internet access. The Anne Campbell Computer Center has 64 computers with software for word processing, spreadsheets, and desktop publishing, email access and webcams. The Computer Center offers use of color scanners and color printing. For details on obtaining a library card or a computer access card click here.
Basic computer classes are held on Wednesday at 6pm. For more information, contact Literacy Services at (619) 470-5860.National City Public Library provides free filtered wireless access to the Internet. By using our wireless network, users hereby agree to abide by the Library's Internet Use Policy and Rules of Conduct.
Wireless AccessThe City provides free Internet access points or "hot spots" for users with portable computers or devices capable of receiving wireless signals. However, high demand, reliability of technology and other factors may affect access. For these reasons, the Library cannot guarantee the availability and reliability of the service.Wireless Network SecurityCommunication over a wireless network is not secure. The service is offered for your convenience and its use is at your own risk. The Library assumes no responsibility for the safety of your equipment or privacy of your data and communication. While using the wireless network, you are solely responsible for: -Taking appropriate caution with personal information (credit card numbers, passwords and any other sensitive information) being transmitted as it could be intercepted by another wireless user. - Protecting your device with current anti-virus and personal firewall software.Connecting to the Wireless NetworkThe Library does not guarantee that your device will work with our network. Library staff cannot provide technical assistance in configuring your portal device nor perform any troubleshooting over your device. Please consult your user's manual or contact other support services offered by your hardware or software provider. You do not need a library card, encryption setting, username or password to use the Wi-Fi network. The service identifier is LIB_Guest. Printing using the Wireless NetworkPrinting access is not available via the wireless connection at this time. If you need to print, save your file to a flash drive or email to yourself and print from a public access computer in the Library.
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City Hall, 1243 National City Blvd, National City, California 91950 | Phone: (619) 336-4241 Fax: (619) 336-4239