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San Diego Central Public Library

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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.

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 events at San Diego Central Public Library

Valentine's Day Pop-Up

Date Today, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost Free
Age limit All ages
Event Time Category

Swing Dance Under The Dome

Monday, Feb. 22
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Dance
Event Time Category

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!: Hats Off To Reading

Wednesday, Mar. 2
11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Arts & Crafts

Hullabaloo At The Library

Saturday, Mar. 5
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Family

Rainbow Loom® Club

Wednesday, Mar. 9
3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Arts & Crafts

Kid Flix At The Central Library

Wednesday, Mar. 9
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Family

Read To The Animals

Thursday, Mar. 10
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Animals

San Diego Fixit Clinic

Saturday, Mar. 12
2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Arts & Crafts

Swing Dance Under The Dome

Monday, Mar. 14
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Dance

It’s St. Patrick’s Day

Thursday, Mar. 17
11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Arts & Crafts

Build Minecraft Using LEGOs

Saturday, Mar. 19
10:30 a.m. – noon Arts & Crafts

Rainbow Loom® Club

Wednesday, Mar. 23
3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Arts & Crafts

Kid Flix At The Central Library

Wednesday, Mar. 23
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Family

Swing Dance Under The Dome

Monday, Mar. 28
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Dance
Event Time Category

Hullabaloo At The Library

Saturday, Apr. 2
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Family

Kid Flix At The Central Library

Wednesday, Apr. 6
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Family

Swing Dance Under The Dome

Monday, Apr. 11
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Dance

Read To The Animals

Thursday, Apr. 14
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Animals

Kid Flix At The Central Library

Wednesday, Apr. 20
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Family

Swing Dance Under The Dome

Monday, Apr. 25
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Dance

San Diego Fixit Clinic

Saturday, Apr. 30
2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Arts & Crafts
Event Time Category

Kid Flix At The Central Library

Wednesday, May. 4
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Family

Hullabaloo At The Library

Saturday, May. 7
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Family

Read To The Animals

Thursday, May. 12
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Animals

San Diego Fixit Clinic

Saturday, May. 14
2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Arts & Crafts

Kid Flix At The Central Library

Wednesday, May. 18
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Family
Event Time Category

Hullabaloo At The Library

Saturday, Jun. 4
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Family

Read To The Animals

Thursday, Jun. 9
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Animals

San Diego Fixit Clinic

Saturday, Jun. 11
2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Arts & Crafts
Event Time Category

Hullabaloo At The Library

Saturday, Jul. 2
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Family

San Diego Fixit Clinic

Saturday, Jul. 9
2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Arts & Crafts

Read To The Animals

Thursday, Jul. 14
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Animals
Event Time Category

Hullabaloo At The Library

Saturday, Aug. 6
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Family

Read To The Animals

Thursday, Aug. 11
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Animals

San Diego Fixit Clinic

Saturday, Aug. 13
2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Arts & Crafts
Event Time Category

Hullabaloo At The Library

Saturday, Sep. 3
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Family

Read To The Animals

Thursday, Sep. 8
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Animals

San Diego Fixit Clinic

Saturday, Sep. 10
2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Arts & Crafts
Event Time Category

Hullabaloo At The Library

Saturday, Oct. 1
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Family

San Diego Fixit Clinic

Saturday, Oct. 8
2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Arts & Crafts

Read To The Animals

Thursday, Oct. 13
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Animals
Event Time Category

Hullabaloo At The Library

Saturday, Nov. 5
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Family

Read To The Animals

Thursday, Nov. 10
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Animals

San Diego Fixit Clinic

Saturday, Nov. 12
2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Arts & Crafts
Event Time Category

Hullabaloo At The Library

Saturday, Dec. 3
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Family

Read To The Animals

Thursday, Dec. 8
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Animals

San Diego Fixit Clinic

Saturday, Dec. 10
2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Arts & Crafts

Ongoing events at San Diego Central Public Library

Event Time Category

Ready Reader Storytime: Preschoolers

Every Tuesday
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Books

Ready Reader Storytime: Toddlers

Every Monday
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Books

Past events