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Looking for a book or material?  

Click here to Search the Public Library Catalog or use the top Search Bar on every page.

Did you know you that over 3 million items are available for checkout at the La Jolla/Riford library?  

This includies books from other city and county libraries as well as UCSD, San Diego State, Cal State San Marcos and the University of San Diego! That book or material can then be shipped to our library.  It's that EASY!

To place a reserve/hold on books using the catalog:

Locate the item you want in the intuitive catalog. If the item is not available that day at the library, click ‘place hold’, enter your library card number and library pin and select ‘La Jolla/Riford’ from the dropdown. Still not finding it? Click the ‘Circuit’ icon at the top of the results page and your search will automatically be repeated in the catalogs of partner libraries in the county.

EXPRESS BOOK COLLECTION-only available at the La Jolla/Riford Library

In addition, the La Jolla/Riford always has an excellent collection of new and bestselling titles that are not visible on the catalog and cannot be reserved. These ‘Express Books’ are only available to La Jolla patrons and are on display at the library with no wait list. Come in often to get the latest!