Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common
30 years in the making and it's finally here! Check out all it has to offer.
- Central Library Tours
- New Central Library Innovative Technology (PDF)
- Public Art in the New Central Library
- Central Library Special Event Space Rentals
- Parking at New Central Library
A new, 21st century high school located on the Central Library's 6th and 7th floors. See more detail about the school and how to enroll at www.e3civichigh.com
Note: New Central Library was formerly referred to as New Main Library.
- Central Library Fact Sheet (PDF)
- Central Library Construction Facts (PDF)
- San Diego Daily Transcript: Special Section on the New Central Library (PDF)
Additional Information About the Project
- About the Project (Library Foundation)
- Frequently Asked Questions (Library Foundation)
- New Central News (Library Foundation)
- Groundbreaking Celebration, July 28, 2010
- Dome Topping Off Ceremony, October 5, 2012
- Construction Webcam
See time-lapse photos of the project from April 19, 2011, to July 3, 2013.
- New Central Library Nears Construction Completion (10-9-12 YouTube video)
Interviews with San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders, Carmen Vann and Doug Wenck of Turner Construction Company, and Architect Rob Wellington Quigley on the progress of this iconic library.
- New Central Library BIM Modeling
Turner Construction is using Building Information Modeling (BIM) to improve efficiencies in building San Diego's New Central Library. This model shows different elements of the structural build from when the project was at grade through completion in 2013.
- New Central Modeling of Ground Level Entrance, Auditorium, Lobby and more
Artist rendering of outside entrance to the library, inside auditorium, inside the three story main lobby, and the 9th floor under the dome.
- Video of New Central Library
Architect Rob Quigley discusses the new downtown library project.
- The Garden Courtyard
An animated look at what is sure to be a favorite outdoor meeting and gathering place for all San Diegans.
- New Central Library's Lobby from the Second Floor
The glass-enclosed, three story lobby is a dramatic entrance into the library.
- Sun Video
Animation that shows how movement of the sun through the day will change the shadows on the new Central Library.