San Diego Public Library Central Library, San Diego

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  • Address: 330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101, United States
  • Timings: 09:30 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-6192365800
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Library, Family And Kids
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About San Diego Public Library Central Library, San Diego

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.

San Diego Public Library Central Library Information

  • Disabled accessible.

How To reach San Diego Public Library Central Library by Public Transport

  • 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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  • Great new library! Kudos San Diego, it was well worth the wait! Love the top floor museum's collections, outside dining and the 'Bird's nest' like, dome architecture. I look forward to more local art work to come.

  • The place is really nice and the staff is very helpful. I come here to write my assignments and love to go to the 8th floor with an awesome view. The only reason why I gave it three stars is that many people, mainly living on the streets come here to sleep. I wouldn't care about that, if there wasn't the constant snoring and other noises that distract you from working, which is the reason why you go to a library. Furthermore they offer private study rooms that you can book for two hours. There is mostly a room free but you have to go and prolong your stay after two hours which is annoying. 4 hours is the maximum that you can have a room. Why?? There is absolutely no quiet place at the library so why would you not be able to book an open room? I wasn't able to book an additional two hours even if the room I stayed in before was empty for 6 hours after. That system makes no sense and made me decide to go somewhere else the next time. They should find a solution with the homeless. Think it's great if they can come and study and connect at the library but talking loud on the phone and screaming as well as snoring should be prohibited. The main reason why this place was build is not taken care of

  • I just thought that I would drop by the San Diego Central Library, "to see what condition it's condition was in," since I've heard so much about it over the last couple of years. It is an architectural wonder ; simply beautiful! They have "study rooms" that you can check out for a couple of hours however, sometimes there is a wait ; WI-FI, a 3-D printing lab, computers and books galore on every floor! Each floor is very uniquely designed ; you can usually find your own "quiet" space. The "dome" is beautiful during the early evening hours, especially about two hours after sunset. The only downside are the "homeless street people" ; I saw one half-asleep and he was reading his book upside down. There are just too many of them in the surrounding area ; it's easier to take the trolley to Barnes and Nobel, near Hazard Center, where I can feel at ease and not worry about anything. The staff are very knowledgeable and helpful too.

  • good library but there is one thing id like to address. I was stopped by a security guard saying I'm not allowed to bring a blanket inside even though its for my infant son who is in a stroller and we walk home and the weather is cold, but its policy for nobody to bring blankets. There needs to be an exception for babies and children. But other than that its a nice library.

  • That place is a library?! Not! There are books. Lots of them. There are places to read the books. Lots of places to read books. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. However, I couldn't get to the card catalog with out being asked if i wanted to buy drugs, have sex, or if i could help someone in need. There is a nice art gallery at the top floor. Not a single clean chair in the place. It reminds me of NYC during the 1970's. Come on San Diego! Clean that place up or tear it down.

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