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Find Reliable Health Information

A resource from the San Diego Circuit libraries

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When you visit a library, you can:

  • Get Internet access on our computers

  • Find information and books on health conditions and healthy living

  • Attend events on healthy living

  • Ask for help finding information

Where to Go in San Diego County

 

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Services to the community:

Highlights:

General information on health conditions and healthy living

San Diego County
Library

Services

24/7 Library kiosks

San Diego Public
Library

Services

Mental health services

Research literature in the health sciences


 

CSUSM University
Library

Services

Public health research guides

San Diego State
University Library

Services

Free databases

UC San Diego Library

Services

Free sources for STEM research 

University of San Diego Libraries*

Services

Health sciences databases (on-campus use only)

*Check their website for current COVID-19 restrictions

San Diego County Library

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How to use the library:

  • San Diego County Library supports lifelong learning at 33 branch libraries, two mobile libraries, five Library-to-Go kiosks, and the eLibrary

  • Learn about library services and find a list of hours and locations

  • All library services are free to the public. Services include information help, health and wellness programs, access to books, e-books, audiobooks, e-magazines, and research databases

  • San Diego County Library cardholders may request and borrow materials from other library systems via San Diego Circuit and Link+

  • Visit www.sdcl.org/card to learn how to sign up for a free library card. Instant digital cards give San Diego County residents quick access to SDCL's digital eLibrary resources, including ebooks and audiobooks. All you need is a cell phone number!

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Serra Cooperative Library System

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How to use the library:

  • Serra is a network of public libraries in the southern California counties of Imperial and San Diego. Serra libraries work collaboratively with each other to provide materials and shared services when possible.
  • 15 member library locations across Imperial and San Diego Counties

San Diego Public Library

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How to use the library:

  • 36 branch libraries across San Diego

  • Free services and resources available to the public

  • Visitors can view their on-site print books and access research databases, ebooks, and journals

  • The Library is open for the public to access with or without a public library card

  • San Diego Public Library cardholders may request and borrow materials from other library systems via San Diego Circuit

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California State University San Marcos University Library

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How to use the library:

  • Obtain a community borrower card for free

  • Use the physical collections within the library and check out up to ten items if you have a community borrower card

  • Use the guest computers or access campus Wi-Fi on your own device to access most electronic resources, including ebooks and databases, while within the library

  • use the Research Help Desk to ask a librarian for help

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San Diego State University Library

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How to use the library:

  • Visitors can view the print materials on-site and use most electronic databases, journals, and ebooks while on the Guest wifi network

  • Please review the current instructions for Access for Community Members

  • Lifetime members of the SDSU Alumni Association may check out up to five print books at a time

  • San Diego County residents can request books from SDSU’s collection using the San Diego Circuit and the books will be sent to their local public library branch

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  • ‚ÄčThe library maintains a list of databases with free content that are of interest to researchers. View the free database list

UC San Diego Library

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How to use the library:

  • Plan your visit

  • Visitors can view our onsite print books and use most research databases, ebooks, and journals. Visitors may only use Library materials onsite and for non-commercial purposes.

  • The Library offers community borrower cards to all library donors as well as educators, students, and veteran residents of San Diego County

  • San Diego County residents can request books from UC San Diego’s collection through San Diego Circuit and the books will be sent to their local Circuit public library branch

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University of San Diego Libraries

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How to use the library:

  • Visitors can view the print materials on-site and use most electronic databases, journals, and ebooks while on campus and logged into USD’s Guest Wifi Network on their personal devices

  • Guests may also request access to select public terminals that are reserved for alumni and guests

  • San Diego County residents can request books from USD’s collection using the San Diego Circuit and the books will be sent to their local Circuit public library branch

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