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Always enjoyable to visit this library!

I always enjoy visiting this library. It's easy to find what you are looking for, the staff is... read more

Reviewed October 19, 2018
Julee S
Located in a Lovely Downtown Plaza Near Everything

On the Coast Highway downtown, look for the stunning Fountain and Palm tree plaza surrounded by... read more

Reviewed September 23, 2018
Oceanside, California
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Reviewed October 19, 2018

I always enjoy visiting this library. It's easy to find what you are looking for, the staff is accessible and helpful. The entry area is bright... really a user friendly library. I also enjoyed looking in their friends of the library sale area.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Julee S
Reviewed September 23, 2018

On the Coast Highway downtown, look for the stunning Fountain and Palm tree plaza surrounded by white Moroccan style buildings not far from the O'side Pier, restaurants, theaters and beach. Inside find comfortable reading areas surrounded by fabulous book, record, CD/DVD, audio-book and braille collections....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 8, 2018

This library always seems to have some interesting art or themed artifact display which is free; and well displayed in the interesting architecture. This is a great stop for those staying in the area for small and interesting break

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank onetravelman
Reviewed May 22, 2018

The Oceanside Public Library is a large assortment of buildings. They even have computer access. They have a building near the main Library for computers. Everyone with a card can reserve time. They have all sorts of books but they also have magazines, movies and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed May 8, 2018

While walking around Oceanside we came across the library. We didn't go into the library itself, but spend a while enjoying the pools and fountains outside.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank bsktdee
Reviewed March 25, 2018

The library is so clean, has high volume ceilings, and the staff are always so helpful. This visit, the fountains were running in the Civic Complex and it only added to the Art Deco feeling that the architecture set in motion. The "Friends" area for...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed March 9, 2018

If you are a tourist this is just 5 mins from beach. If you are local maybe you want to stop by more.Pleasant and helpful staff. Good children's reading area. Park behind library in structure or on street on Pier View way. Library fronts Coast...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Brackstead
Reviewed January 16, 2018

We stopped in, after going to the morning Farmers Market to use the bathroom. It was clean. There were several people in there using the library, which was nice to see. It looked well kept.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Debbie S
Reviewed January 3, 2018

My grandson insists that we have a date to the library every time I visit. I have only ever been in the children's section, but it is wonderful! There are computers, iPad, toys, crafts, and of course books! We played puppet show, read some books...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Stefanie D
Reviewed January 3, 2018

I visited this library to get some quiet time to focus on a project I was working on. Wow, what a great location. Walking distance to the beach, it holds a huge bonus for me. I spent time at the library and moved to the...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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