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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

2017 One Book Film Festival 'On the Bride’s Side' (Io Sto con la Sposa)

  • Tomorrow, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • The San Diego Central Library proudly presents a diverse slate of international film screenings that speak to the themes of peacemaking, migration, resilience and reconciliation featured in the One Book San Diego 2017 selection "The Sandcastle Girls" by New York Times bestselling novelist Chris Bohjalian. Introductions and post screening dialogue with the audience led by SDSU Professor and KPBS blogger Rebecca Romani. The screenings take place Tuesdays, Oct. - Nov. ... Read more

All upcoming events at San Diego Central Public Library

'The Dream of the Nineties' Photography ExhibitStarts September 23, 2017

2017 One Book Film Festival 'On the Bride’s Side' (Io Sto con la Sposa)Tomorrow

Neural Degeneration In GlaucomaOctober 19, 2017

Armenian-American Chess Grandmaster Tatev Abrahamyan Visits San DiegoOctober 21, 2017

2017 One Book Film Festival 'Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock & Roll'October 24, 2017

'My Family's Slave: Lola's Story'October 26, 2017

75 Years After Executive Order 9066: Experiences Of Local Japanese AmericansOctober 28, 2017

2017 One Book Film Festival 'Belvedere'October 31, 2017

W2W: Writers To WatchNovember 4, 2017

2017 One Book Film Festival 'Sometimes In April'November 7, 2017

'La Rumorosa Rock Art Along The Border'November 9, 2017

Picture This: Throttle The Sun Featuring Raul SandelinNovember 13, 2017

The First Genocide Of The 20th CenturyNovember 13, 2017

2017 One Book Film Festival 'Long Night’s Journey Into Day'November 14, 2017

Immigration Equality: LGBT Asylum And Immigration In The U.S.November 15, 2017

Literature In Concert: Music Based On Works By Shakespeare, Cervantes And SwiftNovember 19, 2017

2017 One Book Film Festival 'Even The Rain' ('También la Lluvia')November 21, 2017

2017 One Book Film Festival 'Three The Hard Way'November 28, 2017

We Charge GenocideNovember 30, 2017

San Diego Opera Presents 'Taste Of Opera: The Origins Of Turandot'February 4, 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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