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The Oceanside Public Library is great.

The Oceanside Public Library is a large assortment of buildings. They even have computer access... read more

Reviewed May 22, 2018
carolpY6848WL
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Oceanside, United States
RE: So beautiful

While walking around Oceanside we came across the library. We didn't go into the library itself... read more

Reviewed May 8, 2018
bsktdee
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Dallas, Texas
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330 N Coast Hwy, Civic Center, Oceanside, CA 92054-2824
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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

Thank carolpY6848WL
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.

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

Thank on_the_go_98765
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

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.

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

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

Thank C R
Reviewed January 3, 2018

The Oceanside Library and plaza are one of the best hangout places around. Plus they partner with the Farmer's Market every Thursday and offer tons of books for sale as low as $1.

Thank Lisa F
Reviewed December 21, 2017

Clean, Quite, and well stocked. Very relaxing to visit. The people are very aware of the inventory and know just where to send you to find what you are after.

Thank sharon s
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