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La Jolla/Riford Library

 

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community room with a piano and art gallery, and the History Room which houses a comprehensive collection of La Jolla historical documents and newspaper archives.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

Jul 20
12pm - 1pm

Reduce Reuse Recycle - Take a Plant Home with You!

Elementary School Age, Middle School Age

Jul 20
4pm - 5pm

Chess Club

Elementary School Age

Jul 21
2pm - 5pm

San Diego Poetry Annual Reading

Emerging Adults, Adults, Older Adults

Jul 22
12pm - 12:30pm

ABC Storytime

Babies/Toddlers, Preschoolers

Jul 23
11:30am - 12:30pm

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  • 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

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IDEA Lab

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 labs passionate volunteers. Since the Idea Labs grand opening on May 25, 2019, volunteers and patrons have made excellent use of the signature space. The lab has three main aspectsa community biology lab, a 3D printer lab, and two brand new Mac computers equipped to edit digitized photos and videos.

Amenities

Parking - 20 parking spaces, including 2 disability accessible spaces 

Public Transportation - Bus Route 30

Computers for Public Use - 10 available 

Meeting/Study Rooms - • Seminar Room – 35 people
• Community Room – 75 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