Under the guidance of the CA Department of Public Health and San Diego County’s Public Health Officer, the San Diego Public Library will be closed until further notice. Online library services remain available to the public.  Due dates have been extended to May 22, 2020. Find specific information on operations.

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Location

7555 Draper Ave.
La Jolla, CA 92037

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Hours

Currently open

Currently closed

Thursday:
9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday:
9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday:
9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday:
12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday:
9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday:
11:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday:
11:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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community room with a piano and art gallery, and the History Room which houses a comprehensive collection of La Jolla historical documents and newspaper archives.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

May 29:30am - 2:30pm

Ikebana: Japanese Art of Flower Arranging

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

May 210:30am - 11:30am

Start-Biz Club

Adult, Older Adults

May 211am - 12pm

Middle School Book Club

Middle Grades (9-12), Young Adults (13-17)

May 212pm - 1pm

Writer's Block

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

May 21pm - 2pm

Teen Book Club

Young Adults (13-17)

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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

Wi-Fi available during open hours

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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

Thursday:
9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday:
9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday:
9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday:
12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday:
9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday:
11:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday:
11:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Contact Info

858-552-1657
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