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HOLIDAY CLOSURES Affordable Care Act
In 2010, California was the first state in the nation to enact legislation to implement the provisions of the federal Affordable Care Act by creating a health care marketplace called Covered California.
For commonly asked questions about ACA and Covered California, visit https://www.coveredca.com/FAQs/.More information provided on the Reference page.
eBooks at the Library!As a member of the Southern California Digital Library Consortium, National City Public Library offers its patrons access to a shared collection of eBooks and downloadable audiobooks. The consortium, comprised of 18 libraries, combines buying powers to acquire more content and multiple copies, thus reducing patron's waiting time for popular titles. Not finding the title that you want through the shared collection? Simply contact us. In addition to the shared collection, the library can build a custom collection based on patron's suggestions and recommendations. This custom collection is exclusive to National City Public Library and only accessible to our members.
Not familiar with eBooks, simply click on the image above to learn how to search and browse the collection and select titles you want to check out. Titles can be enjoyed through the following devices: your personal computer, laptop, e-reader, MP3 player, or smart devices such as (iphones, ipads, Android devices, tablets, etc.)
To start enjoying the new eBook and audiobook collection now, click image below.
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:
Gloria Bird President
Debbie HernandezVice President
Maria Patrice AmonMember Trustee
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
VolunteeringThe National City Public Library provides a challenging and rewarding variety of volunteer opportunities. For more information, please see our volunteer description and Online Volunteer Application.
For a list of current openings click here Human Resources Department.
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.
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