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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

50 Years Of 'One Hundred Years Of Solitude'

  • Monday, December 18, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Join Professor Gloria Chacon for a discussion of "One Hundred Years of Solitude", the landmark 1967 novel by Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez that tells the multi-generational story of the Buendía family and the town of Macondo founded by them. Its magical realist style and thematic substance established it as an important representative of the literary Latin American Boom of the 1960s and 1970s. Widely acclaimed and translated, and having ... Read more

All upcoming events at San Diego Central Public Library

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

50 Years Of 'One Hundred Years Of Solitude'December 18, 2017

'Unrest' Screening January 13, 2018

The Story Behind ‘The Smoking Gun’ Of The Armenian GenocideJanuary 19, 2018

Picture This: 'Nothing Is Truer Than Truth' Featuring Filmmaker Cheryl Eagan-DonovanJanuary 22, 2018

'Tony: The Movie' Featuring Filmmaker Dennis SteinJanuary 29, 2018

San Diego Opera Presents 'Taste Of Opera: The Origins Of Turandot'February 4, 2018

Perfect Timing Adventure With Daniel PinkFebruary 11, 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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