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San Diego Central Public Library

San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common, opened its doors to a new building, a 497,654 square feet on September 28, 2013. The New facility has over 400 computer devices, 22 study rooms, a charter high school, 3D printer (maker lab), auditorium, teen center, homework center, Veteran’s Resource Center, art gallery, rare book room, children’s library, café and much more.

The San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common is the heart of the City of San Diego Public Library system, and a major cultural and recreational facility that provides a wide variety of services to San Diego residents and the 35-branch library system.

The San Diego Public Library collection consists of
• More than 5.3 million books, including e-books, and audio-visual materials
• 3,138 periodical subscriptions
• 1.6 million government documents; and
• More than 265,295 books in 25 languages other than English

Upcoming event at San Diego Central Public Library

Comic Conference For Educators & Librarians

  • Today, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • For the third year, Comic-Con International and San Diego Public Library have teamed up for the Comic Conference for Educators and Librarians. This free five-day conference will take place at the San Diego Central Library during Comic-Con from July 18 - 22, and will explore the role comics play in promoting education and literacy for all ages. Those in the library and education fields are invited to learn creative and ... Read more

All upcoming events at San Diego Central Public Library

Comic Conference For Educators & LibrariansToday

Thinking Shakespeare Live! 2018July 28, 2018

'Hunting For Charles Manson' With Caitlin RotherJuly 28, 2018

Author Of The Month: Michael GauldenAugust 4, 2018

An Artist's Life In Deaf And BlackAugust 4, 2018

'Watch The Skies' MegagameAugust 5, 2018

Swing Dance Under The DomeAugust 6, 2018

Volunteer To Help Fight Global Poverty August 10, 2018

Silent Book Club: Relax, Read, Recharge!August 15, 2018

Past events

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Business hours

Sunday noon to 6 p.m.
Monday 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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