The Mission Hills-Hillcrest/Harley & Bessie Knox Library is located at 215 West Washington Street, between Front and Albatross Streets. This library was opened on Jan. 26, 2019 and serves the communities Bankers Hill, Hillcrest, Middletown, Mission Hills and Old Town. Named in honor of the late philanthropists Harley and Bessie Knox, the new Mission Hills-Hillcrest/Knox Library expects to have 350,000 patron visits each year.
The 15,000-square-foot library is more than triple the size of the community’s previous library that was built in 1961. It features modern amenities, including designated areas for teens and young children, a community meeting space, study rooms, computer labs, drought-tolerant landscaping, an underground parking garage and a design expected to achieve LEED Gold certification.
San Diego Public Library is proud to announce our newest mobile makerspace focused on architectural design. This Mobile makerspace features a laser cutter, 3D printer, vinyl cutter and multimedia laptops. Check the Library Calendar of Events for beginner workshops and regular programs offered or to reserve a time to use the equipment.
Ace is the parking vendor that manages the Mission Hills-Hillcrest/Knox Library's 84 underground parking spaces. The following parking rates are currently in effect:
Parking - 84 parking spaces, including 5 disability accessible spaces
Public Transportation - MTS Bus Routes 3 and 10
Computers for Public Use - 14 adult and 10 children
Special Collections - LGBTQ Books