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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

W2W–Writers to Watch-At the San Diego Central Library

  • Saturday, June 3, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Hannah Cohen and Gloria Harris will discuss their book, "Remarkable Women of San Diego: Pioneers, Visionaries and Innovators," June 3, 2017 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Mary Hollis Clark Conference Room on the first floor next to the library store. San Diego enjoys a diverse legacy of formidable female leaders. Ellen Browning Scripps financed and established the groundbreaking Scripps Oceanography Institute. In 1927, Belle Benchley became the nation’s first ... Read more

All upcoming events at San Diego Central Public Library

Weather On Steroids: The Art Of Climate Change ScienceStarts June 10, 2017

W2W–Writers to Watch-At the San Diego Central LibraryJune 3, 2017

Writers To Watch At The San Diego Central Library - Dean GlassJune 3, 2017

Weather On Steroids: The Art Of Climate Change Science Opening ReceptionJune 10, 2017

American Gut Project: Crowdsourcing Human Microbiome ResearchJune 15, 2017

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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