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Parking at the Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common


330 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101


Parking & Public Transportation


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 is the parking vendor that manages the Central Library's 250 underground parking spaces. The following parking rates are currently in effect:

  • 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
  • Cash and credit card payments are accepted
Special Event Parking:
  • Parking rates subject to change for special events.
  • Special Events and Padres Baseball Season Parking Rates
    Effective on Padres home game days and for other special events. (2 hour free validation will NOT be available after the special event parking rate start time)
    We encourage you to take the bus or trolley to the Library for Padre home games and other major special event days!
  • Special Rates - August 2015 (PDF)
  • Padres Season Schedule

Questions or comments concerning parking can be directed to the
Facility Parking Manager:

Offsite Parking in the Area

Thousands of affordable public parking spaces are available within walking distance of the Library. See the lists below for other nearby parking options.

Additionally, parking meters are not enforced on Sundays and after 6:00 p.m. on weekdays and Saturdays.

For other questions or concerns, call 619-236-5800 or email

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