San Diego Public Library Central Library38 Votes Currently Closed
- 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
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 Travel Tips
- Disabled accessible.
How to Reach San Diego Public Library Central Library
- 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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66.67% of people start their San Diego Public Library Central Library visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see San Diego Public Library Central Library
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San Diego Public Library Central Library Reviews & Ratings
An incredible complex of 9 stories high! Its has everything and is huge. Has a help desk in every level. Levels 6 and 7 are not open to the public. But other than this you'll find computer, study rooms, book store, cafe shop, class rooms, auditorium, art gallery and tons of books, magazines and newspapers. They even have a section for rare books. The kids section is awesome! The staff is really helpful and kind. They offer so many things from movie screenings to chess tournaments! Definitively a stop if you come to San Diego!
This library is the best library in San Diego. It’s spacious, tons and tons of reading material and also their innovation center is amazing. Their children section is placed on the ground floor of this 9 floor building. This floor has a section for kids to play with puzzles, blocks, busy board. A section for kids to play with the board games that are available upon request from the librarian. Aisle and aisle of kids books, many computers for use. The floor also have a nursing room, two well maintained washrooms with changing table. Its a nice place to spend time with family.
One of the most beautfully designed libraries that I have been to. Good collections! Nice interiors! Walking distance from the water, Convention Center, Greyhound Station and all big named hotels.
One of the most beautfully designed libraries that I have been to. Good collections! Nice interiors! Walking distance from the water, Convention Center, Greyhound Station and petco park. Doesn’t get five stars because a lot of homeless and riff Raff hang out inside and outside of the building. Unfortunately this library is public. Great architecture though!
This is a really beautiful and awesome library. If one was to rate the library itself, it would be an easy 5 stars. However, it starts to dip below 4 stars when other factors are considered. Namely, the prevalence of homeless people who use the library as a living space. It’s very unfortunate. It changes the entire vibe of the library. Libraries are supposed to a haven for knowledge seekers. A place where people go to grow and learn something about themselves and the world. This is just not the case for a vast majority of the people found at the library. They bring multiple dirty bags in, a lot of them are loud and inconsiderate, and they’re never actually reading. They hog up the computers, watch videos, sleep, and eat obnoxiously loud. I try not to be insensitive, but something needs to be done. It’s ruining the library. Also, it would be nice if the library had longer hours. Otherwise, it’s an awesome library.