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Ocean Beach Library Expansion

Project Background

The Ocean Beach Library building, located at 4801 Santa Monica Avenue, was built in 1928 and was expanded in 1962 to its current size of 5,085 square feet. Another renovation in 2012 provided new carpeting and a new roof. In 1993, the two large urns at the facility were installed to replace urns that were previously damaged. These urns contain time capsules with objects from across the city. These time capsules will be opened in 2043.

Project Description

The Ocean Beach Library Expansion project will include the remodeling of the existing facility, demolition of the two-story adjacent building and construction of a new 4,300 square foot library extension. The new extension will designate space for an expanded book collection area, a community meeting room with a kitchenette, study rooms, office space, a teen area, storage rooms, new restrooms and a large meeting space to support gatherings of up to 100 attendees that opens to an outdoor patio area.

Anticipated Schedule

  • Award Design-Build contract: Fall 2023.
  • Begin construction: Winter 2024.
  • Library completion: Spring 2026.*

Project Cost

The total project cost is $11.9 million.*

Past Community Meetings

Sept. 7, 2022 | Community presentation | PDF icon Paper survey results | PDF icon Digital survey results

May 31, 2022 | Community presentation

Nov. 3, 2021 | Community presentation | PDF icon Ocean Beach Planning Board feedback

Contact Us

For questions about this project contact the Engineering & Captial Projects Department at 619-533-4207, email engineering@sandiego.gov or submit your inquiry online. Please reference "Ocean Beach Library Expansion" in your inquiry.


*Anticipated schedule and project cost are subject to change.