San Diego Central Library, San Diego

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  • Gorgeous architecture and I would love to have this library as my 2nd home. This library is modern and simple, I love that there is art everywhere. If you go in the main elevator (the middle) there’s ...  more »
  • This central library building can inspire you with unparalleled skyline views once you park your car below (2 hours are free). In addition to books and printed materials, their active program includes...  more »
  • There are also places of public library in San Diego, but this is the core library. First avant-garde architecture attract the eye. I learned and intrigued by chance as a hint of the uniquely shaped building, it's a library. It was very impressive.
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  • Modern public library with very nice selection of children's books, available computers, and play amenities. Lots of seating for children and adults. Tips: Parking during a Padres game is $40 if you arrive more than one hour before or less than two hours before the end of the game. You also need a key for the children's restrooms, which are located near the librarian/staff's desk. There is a designated table for early did in the children's area.
  • Beautiful and spacious!I haven't been to a library in years (you know, with the internet being around and all that...), but I never realized how beautiful the CA Central Library was! I've been to the Central Library in San Diego, so I know big libraries and I've done research there too. This place looks a lot more modern, and there are catalog computers EVERYWHERE! No need to wait in line or for your number to be called here. The directory is easy to follow, and the staff is very helpful.I will definitely be doing my music writing here quite often!
  • Great place not only for "librarian activities" but also for seminars, meetings and other similar events. Lots of facilities for community and organization gatherings and convenient parking with 2 hour validation for the library. The Living Room Cafe is also a nice addition to the complex.
  • A true treasure! Reading upstairs in the "people's penthouse," with those magnificent views is one of my favorite things to do in the city.
  • It is such amazing exprience. I would like to "say thank you" everybody who participated from vision to action by building this highly attractive public library. It is Great gift for our kids today, tomorrow and forever.

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