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Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common

Central Library Tours

Want to See the New Central Library?

As interest in the new Central Library has grown, so has the interest in seeing the new facility. There are now multiple ways to experience all that this space has to offer.


Docent Guided Tours

General Tours:

Art Tours: 2nd and 4th Friday of every month at 2:00 p.m. Click here to sign up.

Architecture Tours: 1st and 3rd Friday of every month at 2:00 p.m.

All available dates can be viewed from the library events calendar. Tours are not scheduled during Padres home games. Each tour can accommodate up to 50 people, and groups will be divided between three different tour docents. For tours in Spanish or at times other than those listed above, please email librarytours@sandiego.gov with at least two week's notice.


Tours for Educators and Group Visits

Register students for either the Children's Tour or Teen Tour, please read all group visit details before registering.

Children's Tours: Appointments available Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:00AM

Teen Tour: Appointments available Thursdays at 10:00AM


Self-Guided and Virtual Tours

Self-Guided Tours Virtual Tours

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