San Diego Public Library Central LibraryCurrently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
- Address: 330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101, United States
- Timings: 09:30 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-6192365800
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Library, Family And Kids
This gigantic modernist building with postmodernism touches, completed in 2013, is a delight to everyone. Photographers cannot get enough of it. Booklovers fairly swoon at spotting all the cute little reading corners. Baseball lovers will find the world's second largest collection of baseball memorabilia. And it's also the only public library in the USA to house a charter school, which you'll find up on the sixth and seventh floors. The library also has a collection of sculptures, a gift from acclaimed sculptor Donal Hord. Make sure to visit the lovely outdoor garden courtyard, where there is a cafe.
- Disabled accessible.
- Buses 11, 901 and 929 stop 11th Av & K St.
- Trains Orange line and Blue line and Buses 3 and 5 stop Park & Market.
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People usually take around 2 Hrs to see San Diego Public Library Central Library
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I used to love this place. the architecture is beautiful and the selection is wonderful. It's such a pity. Now I just try to get out as quickly as possible once I have my books. It's really grimy in the library now. A few weeks ago I went to go sit in the chair and it made my clothes smell really bad so I had to go home and change. The library just smells in general too. It's going to sound rude but I can't get into certain sections because homeless people are sleeping in the aisle. A lot of homeless people just bring in their hoardes of stuff. I believe that everyone has a right to be here. However, people shouldn't be allowed to just camp out like that. It's a library not a homeless shelter, no offense.
The staff and security here are friendly because they are trying to be very conservative about the sticky situation they are put in. This place has become a temporary housing for all of Downtown San Diego people living on the streets. I am very curious if the Department of Environmental Health would think of the sanitation concerns WITHIN the library. There are quite study rooms you can reserve for yourself if you need a quite place to read or study, because outside these reserved rooms, the staff and security will tell you cell phone use and normal conversation is tolerated inside the library. And I guess this would be fine if these places were not used for a place to sleep and charge cells phones. There are two security guards on the ground level, but no one is constantly walking the aisle of the library enforcing rules.
This place is disgusting! It's crawling with homeless people doing drugs and selling them outside, and oh guess what...i couldn't even find a seat by the window, is was full of people who might be homehess... Either way, not one of them had a book! and they were sleeping!..... And some just eating!...... I told the person at the desk and they didn't seem to care. Won't be going back here... And the books were all from the 90s.... Disappointed and grossed out! Where's the security making sure it's being used properly?? MIGHT AS WELL CALL IT "HOMELESS HANGOUT"
Amazing place quiet, 4 floors huge place to look for anything and people available to help you with any question you have. It also have elevator and a bunch of movies and series. I like that they are open on sundays i totally love this place
I find it to be decent. Lots of computers to reserve and use, and a larger gold mine of books to check out. However, this library would have had a higher rating if it weren't for the homeless roaming in and outside of the building. I also don't want to deal with the stink of cigarette smoke. I like this place, but these two factors ruin my experiences altogether. No one should have to deal with this, ever!