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Take an hour tour and see the iconic Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common and diversity of programs and services available in this amazing new community treasure. Highlights include three art installations, the Dr. Seuss-themed Sanford Children’s Library, the beach-themed Pauline Foster Family Teen Center, the Helen Price Reading Room, the Society for American Baseball Research Center, the Innovation Lab, the Art Gallery, Special Collections, and the Qualcomm Dome Terrace. Meet in the Garden Courtyard in front of the Auditorium.
You must register for a tour in order to attend. Tours are subject to be cancelled if there are no sign ups for a tour.
Parking at the Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common
330 Park Blvd. San Diego, CA 92101
Parking & Public Transportation
Transit: The Central Library is located midway between 12th & Imperial Transit Center to the south and Park & Market Trolley Station to the north. There are also many buses that stop near the Library. For more details on trolley and bus options visit:
Central Library Underground Parking ABM has been selected as the parking vendor to manage the Central Library's 250 underground parking spaces. The following parking rates are in effect as of January 2, 2014:
- First 2 hours free with validation for library users. Validation is available in the 1st floor Lobby.
- $1.25 for each 20 minutes or part of 20 minutes
- $21.00 All Day Maximum
- Only cash is accepted as payment at this time
Offsite Parking in the Area Thousands of affordable public parking spaces are also available within walking distance of the Library. See the lists below for other nearby parking options.
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San Diego Public Library
The San Diego Public Library serves over 1.3 million San Diego residents and operates a Central Library and 35 branches throughout the city of San Diego. Its mission is to inspire lifelong learning through connections to knowledge and each other. The new Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common, which opened on September 30, 2013, is San Diego’s new civic icon that embodies the city’s commitment to the future.