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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

Swing Dance Under The Dome

  • Tomorrow, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Enjoy a beautiful evening and join us at the San Diego Central Library – where you can enjoy a beginner-friendly Swing dance lesson and then some social dancing to great music with a view of the gorgeous San Diego evening sky! Swing Dancing San Diego lead an introductory Swing dance lesson and hosting a rooftop social dance outside on the 9th floor terrace under the Dome – great fun, great ... Read more

All upcoming events at San Diego Central Public Library

'You Are Here' Student/Faculty Art ExhibitStarts February 10, 2018

Swing Dance Under The DomeTomorrow

Literature Talk: The GhazalApril 25, 2018

Coffee With Counsel Immigration LawApril 26, 2018

Losing The Nobel: A Story Of Cosmology, Ambition And The Perils Of Science's Highest HonorApril 30, 2018

Silent Book Club: Relax, Read, Recharge!May 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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