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   The Central IDEA Lab (by appointment only), La Jolla/Riford IDEA LabLegler-Benbough Teen IDEA Lab, and David C. Copley Foundation Teen IDEA Lab are open. 
All other IDEA Labs are closed until further notice.

Innovate | Discover | Experience | Achieve

The purpose of a makerspace is to inspire an interest in science, technology, design, and 21st century skills in the people who are served by the library. In a library makerspace patrons of varying ages can work together, alone, or with library staff on creative projects. The goal of a makerspace is to allow patrons to learn through direct experimentation and from each other. This is directly in line with the San Diego Public Library’s Mission: To inspire lifelong learning through connections to knowledge and each other.

Upcoming Programs

Today5pm - 7pm
Sep 282:30pm - 5:30pm
Sep 292:30pm - 5:30pm
Sep 304pm - 5pm

Science Club

Elementary School Age, Middle School Age

Oct 34pm - 5pm

Maker Mondays

Middle School Age, Teens

Central Library IDEA Lab

IDEA Lab logo for Makerspace (Apron) Digitze (cassette) and Digital Arts (Tablet)