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San Diego Central Library

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Address: 330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
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+1 619-236-5800
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Mon - Thu 10:00 - 19:00
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Architectural fascination, with a great Children's Room!

Go there for a full sensory experience, a great Friends of the Library Store, great views of the City, a bunch of different places to sit and read and work with views and art... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Northfielder2
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Northfield, Massachusetts
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Northfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Go there for a full sensory experience, a great Friends of the Library Store, great views of the City, a bunch of different places to sit and read and work with views and art pieces. It has a great media section, and books, books and more books. A must place to visit'

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

I love libraries and this one is rather special. I love the innovation lab and the different levels. There is ample place to work though the power points are in strange places. If you are not a library member, you cannot use the study rooms which is unfortunate.

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San Diego, California
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288 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Nestled within and towering over the growing East Village, the new San Diego Central Library in addition to books provides a wealth of services and activities -- movies, book discussions/signings, science talks, musical performances, Shakespeare readings, an art gallery, used book shop, yoga and exercise classes, shop, the Dining Room café and more. The fall musical season just concluded with... More 

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Thank GlobalGypsy_13
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

This library has private study rooms to do yer business in!!! Thank you San Diego for saving me on my small buisness

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Thank Maria S
Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

A great tour of Central Library with Jeff (does tours on Tuesday). Jeff has been doing tours since the library opened three years ago and you can tell. His attention to all the little details made a tour well worth the time!

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Long Beach, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

I went here for a spelling bee and was amazed by this place. From the library shop on the first floor (which had the best stuff I've seen in gift shops anywhere) to the open rooftop lounge, I was amazed. Everything is new. The auditorium can seat a couple of hundred, there are community rooms and banquet rooms, restrooms steps... More 

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Thank TrepidTraveler1
Florence, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

I attended a Wikipedia conference at the library, but used the library facilities while there, including the Internet. No problem getting a visitor pass. The staff was very helpful. It's handicapped accessible, at the end of a street car line. There's free parking in the neighborhood, but during big events nearby it would be hard to find. Also, there are... More 

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Thank Frank67018
San Diego
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

I love this place! Best hangout in the city. Visitors don't miss this. From downtown take BUS 901 or 11. Chill Box Yogurt, or 7 Eleven or Lolita's Mexican nearby. Be sure to go to 9th Floor for a fabulous view.

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Thank Patsy M
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We went as a group to visit the library. One floor has lots of genealogical records, books and information for those of us whom love to do family research. Great library. Lousy location.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

I went to the library and looked at all the floors. I love the library (even the gift shop on the first floor). I didn't get a chance to look at the collection, but it looks like they have a tremendous collection. They have wonderful indoor and outdoor spaces to read. It's a great, welcoming space and it is beautifully... More 

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