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San Diego Central Library

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Gigantic facility

We needed to go to the library to scan and copy a document and we were amazed how large this... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2018
jer b
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Bristol, Connecticut
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Outstanding -- inside andout

This place is more than a library with a charter school, meeting rooms, Geisel art work in the... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
GlobalGypsy_13
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

We needed to go to the library to scan and copy a document and we were amazed how large this library is and all of the services it provides. A massive collection of books and a very friendly and wonderfully helpful staff. My daughter signed...More

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

This place is more than a library with a charter school, meeting rooms, Geisel art work in the children's section, a gift shop, an outdoor café, an art gallery, a second-hand book shop with great bargains, and an active program of talks, such as ghazal...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Ok, I truly tried to give a better review of this library. Decided to visit it again hoping that since last year I may see some improvements since city of San Diego pretends that they are trying to help their huge homeless issues. Middle of...More

2  Thank nitpicky-traveler1
Reviewed 31 March 2018

Wow, the interior escalator goes up many, many floors and the whole interior has an indoor mall kind of a look. The modernistic dome has the flavor of the ancient domes we saw in Europe; the exposed ribs of the dome give this such a...More

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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit, however, expect homeless & SA people outside and in the library itself with security present. 9th floor art exhibit was excellent. Surprised that children’s section was so small. Would not visit this alone due to homeless. Free parking for 2 hours....More

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Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

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 art showcased through a see through wall as...More

Thank Mira V
Reviewed 30 October 2017

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 Sunday afternoon concerts (once of twice per month), films, talks, such as the...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

The new San Diego library is one of three on west coast with a dramatic urban architecture. Other are in San Fran and Seattle. Mainly steel, concrete with wood accents, this 9 story building fits both the urban environment and its library purpose. Two floors...More

1  Thank tom2831
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Not the architectural wonder I've read about but architecturally tasty and it looks like a terrific, modern library that is an unparalleled asset to the San Diego community. Nine floors, 8 of books and other resources, plus a top floor with gallery space, rare books,...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2017

San Diego used to have a Central Library that was dilapidated and filled with homeless so the city decided that downtown needs a new expensive library with fancy architecture paid with tax payers money. Well the problem is that they just relocated the homeless to...More

1  Thank nitpicky-traveler1
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