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La Jolla Riford Branch Library

The La Jolla Riford Library is functionally efficient and sensitively integrated, the community meeting room is conveniently adjacent to the main entrance; an adult reading area offers a cozy fireplace; and a separate children's reading area incorporates scaled and inviting window seats. The main desk is close to the staff workroom and the lounge area provides open and unobstructed views. An exterior courtyard and fountain provide overflow reading space in a pleasant outdoor retreat, while on-site parking areas are screened by low courtyard walls and a flowering landscape.

The Library Features:

Computer Facilities
Computer lab with 22 high-speed Internet workstations
Laptop desks with power outlets
Free wireless internet access throughout the library

Special Use Areas
The Florence Riford Library Center
The Joan and Irwin Jacobs Library Annex
The Garth Reading Level
Exterior reading patios
La Jolla History Room
Study rooms
Magazines Reading Area
One full level devoted to children and young adult services
Seminar Room for small meetings; capacity: 25
Community room with capacity of 125 for meetings, civic, cultural and art events, lectures, music and dance concerts

Interior area of 25,000 square feet
120,000 Books, CDs, CD-ROMS, DVDs, audio cassettes, videos and periodicals

Upcoming event at La Jolla Riford Branch Library

Developing Drugs To Stop Cancer In Its Tracks

  • Tuesday, May 2, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Please join the San Diego Wet Lab for a public lecture on cancer drug development. Bryn Taylor, a graduate student in the medical sciences program at UCSD, will explain how scientists design drugs that precisely target carcinogenic proteins and cells. "Using mathematical models, we predict new drug binding sites on a protein that controls cancer cell migration. These new binding sites are revealed by comparing the dynamic motions of the ... Read more

All upcoming events at La Jolla Riford Branch Library

Developing Drugs To Stop Cancer In Its TracksMay 2, 2017

Free Comic Book Day!May 6, 2017

‘Louie, Take A Look At This!’ - Author Talk With ‘California's Gold’ Cameraman Luis FuerteMay 6, 2017

Bioinformatics: Investigating Human Evolution - A Bio Lab WorkshopMay 6, 2017

Mother's Day Book CraftMay 9, 2017

Amanda Quick - ‘The Girl Who Knew Too Much’May 10, 2017

Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Elizabeth Strout: Author Talk & Book SigningMay 12, 2017

Capturing Life's Journey: Preserving Your Life Story for Future Generations - A Memory Lab LectureMay 13, 2017

Violin And Piano ConcertMay 13, 2017

3D Design WorkshopMay 16, 2017

The End Of Life Option Act - An Interactive Panel DiscussionMay 16, 2017

Gadgets & Gizmos - An OASIS EventMay 18, 2017

Big Science For Little People: Insect Inspectors!May 19, 2017

Kids Storytime & Book Signing With Dr. Virginia Loh-HagenMay 19, 2017

CSI: La Jolla - A Bio Tech WorkshopMay 20, 2017

Antique Book RoadshowMay 21, 2017

French Culture Lecture Series & Kids StorytimeMay 27, 2017

Molly McClain - ‘Eleanor Browning Scripps’June 3, 2017

Past events

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Business hours

Sunday 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Wednesday 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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