National City Public LibraryThe Library will be closed Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.
Monday - Thursday Friday Saturday - Sunday
(619) 470-5800(619) 470-5820(619) 470-5810(619) 470-5830
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.
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 and personal enrichment by providing access to a variety of materials and current technology, a courteous and expert staff and a friendly environment.
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:
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.
Read the Friends' latest Newsletter
VolunteeringOur Library needs you! Interested in donating your time? Want to give something back to your community? Enjoy the satisfaction of helping others? Need to complete a community service requirement for school? Come volunteer at the Library! The National City Public Library provides a challenging and rewarding variety of volunteer opportunities. Assignments offer a flexible schedule and a chance to make a difference. To find out more about volunteer opportunities, please check our Literacy page.
The Library offers employment opportunities. Check the Human Resources department for any current openings with the library or any city deparment.
For a list of current openings click here Human Resources Department.
The Library is currently accepting applications for: Librarian -- Before and After School Program (Wings) Library Clerk -- Wings Coach To apply on-line click here. Policies
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.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