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Location

7555 Draper Ave.
La Jolla, CA 92037

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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community room with a piano and art gallery, and the History Room which houses a comprehensive collection of La Jolla historical documents and newspaper archives.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 181pm - 2pm

**VIRTUAL** Chinese Culture Club: Chinese Food Cooking Class

Young Adults (13-17), Emerging Adults (18-25), Adult, Older Adults

Aug 11pm - 2pm

**VIRTUAL** Chinese Culture Club: Spreading Positivity

Young Adults (13-17), Emerging Adults (18-25), Adult, Older Adults

Aug 221pm - 2pm

**VIRTUAL** Chinese Culture Club: What is Chinese Valentine?

Young Adults (13-17), Emerging Adults (18-25), Adult, Older Adults

Sep 112:30pm - 1:30pm
Sep 16:30pm - 8pm

Citizen Science Lecture (TBD)

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

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Amenities

Parking - 20 parking spaces, including 2 disability accessible spaces 

Public Transportation - Bus Route 30

Computers for Public Use - 36 available 

Meeting/Study Rooms -

• Seminar Room – 75 people

• Community Room – 165 people

• Patio Room - 25 people

Outdoor Space

Special Collections

Language Collections

Location

7555 Draper Ave.
La Jolla, CA 92037

Hours

Currently open

Currently closed

Sunday:
closed
Monday:
closed
Tuesday:
closed
Wednesday:
closed
Thursday:
closed
Friday:
closed
Saturday:
closed

Contact Info

858-552-1657
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