Under the guidance of the CA Department of Public Health and San Diego County’s Public Health Officer, 12 San Diego Public Library locations are open for limited in-person services Monday – Saturday, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm and will be closed from 1-2 pm for cleaning.  Online library servicesContactless Holds Pickup, and all book drops are available to the public. Find specific information on operations.

77°

San Diego
Weather

Accessibility Tools

  • Check if your spelling is correct, or try removing filters.
  • Remove quotes around phrases to match each word individually: "blue drop" will match less than blue drop.
  • You can require or exclude terms using + and -: big +blue drop will require a match on blue while big blue -drop will exclude results that contain drop.

Location

7555 Draper Ave.
La Jolla, CA 92037

Get Directions

Hours

Everyday between the hour of 1-2pm the library will be closed for midday sanitation break.

Currently open

Currently closed

Monday:
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday:
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday:
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Thursday:
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday:
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday:
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sunday:
closed

   The La Jolla/Riford Library is open for limited In-Person Services Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For everyone's safety, browsing is not allowed at this time. Everyday between the hour of 1 - 2 p.m. the library will be closed for cleaning.

With a unique connection to San Diego's biotech industry, the La Jolla-Riford Library is believed to be the first in the country to feature a public biotech laboratory. The Bio Lab is part of an innovation space at the library that also includes 3D printers and a 50-person capacity classroom. La Jolla-Riford Library opened in 1989, thanks to a generous land donation from Ms. Florence Riford. At 25,000 square feet, the library features a cozy fireplace, enclosed outdoor reading patio, spacious community room with a piano and art gallery, and the History Room which houses a comprehensive collection of La Jolla historical documents and newspaper archives.


Upcoming Events

Apr 251pm - 2pm

*VIRTUAL* Chinese Culture Club: Laugh a Bit (Chinese Jokes)

Emerging Adults (18-25), Adult, Older Adults

May 111am - 12pm
May 1512pm - 1pm

View Calendar of Events

  • Front area outside the La Jolla/Riford Library Front area outside the La Jolla/Riford Library
  • CLobby area inside the La Jolla/Riford Library Lobby area inside the La Jolla/Riford Library
  • A child participating in a STEAM program at the La Jolla/Riford Library A child participating in a STEAM program at the La Jolla/Riford Library
  • A child participating in a STEAM program at the La Jolla/Riford Library A child participating in a STEAM program at the La Jolla/Riford Library

Wi-Fi available during open hours

Follow us on Facebook

Friends of the Library

IDEA Lab

The IDEA LAB at the La Jolla/Riford Library is open to “any member of the community who is curious about science or has an idea they want to try out.” Those are the words of Callen Hyland, a Senior Research Scientist at the University of San Diego and one of the lab’s passionate volunteers. Since the Idea Lab’s grand opening on May 25, 2019, volunteers and patrons have made excellent use of the signature space. The lab has three main aspects—a community biology lab, a 3D printer lab, and two brand new Mac computers equipped to edit digitized photos and videos.

3D Print by Request Service

We are excited to offer 3D Print by Request service! Send us your 3D designs and get them printed in one week for pickup at the La Jolla/Riford Library. Questions? Email lab staff at: ljstaff@sandiego.gov or call us at 858-552-1657.
 
 
3D Print by Request Procedures
  • Complete 3D Print Request form (all fields are required to process your request).
  • Send request form and .STL file to ljstaff@sandiego.gov.
    File name should read: Your First_Last Name_Date Submitted_Model Name.stl
    Example: Jane_Doe_1.2.20_thebestmodelever.stl
Policy
  • Files will be printed in the order in which they are received.
  • 3D print model must be in .STL format.
  • Turnaround time for print requests will be at least one week, you will be notified when print is ready for pickup.
  • Prints must be picked up at the La Jolla/Riford Library.
  • 3-hour print time limit per week.
  • Multi-Part Prints: Please submit separate requests for each part of your project.
  • The library staff reserves the right to refuse any 3D print request.
  • Staff cannot guarantee model quality or stability, nor confidentiality of designs.
    Note: Staff do not remove rafts and supports

Amenities

Parking - 20 parking spaces, including 2 disability accessible spaces 

Public Transportation - Bus Route 30

Computers for Public Use - 5 available 

Meeting/Study Rooms -

• Seminar Room – 35 people

• Community Room – 100 people

• Patio Room - 15 people

Outdoor Space

Special Collections -

• La Jolla History Room

• La Jolla Cove Swim Club Special Collection

Language Collections

Special Resources -

IDEA Lab

Memory Lab

Location

7555 Draper Ave.
La Jolla, CA 92037

Hours

Everyday between the hour of 1-2pm the library will be closed for midday sanitation break.

Currently open

Currently closed

Monday:
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday:
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday:
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Thursday:
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday:
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday:
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sunday:
closed

Contact Info

858-552-1657