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Mission Hills-Hillcrest/Knox Library

The Mission Hills-Hillcrest/Harley & Bessie Knox Library is located at 215West 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 communitys 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.


Upcoming Events

10am - 10:45am

Preschool Storytime

Babies/Toddlers, Preschoolers

3pm - 4:30pm

Mystery Book Club

Emerging Adults, Adults, Older Adults

Feb 29
10am - 10:30am

Baby Sign Storytime with Monta Briant

Babies/Toddlers, Preschoolers

Feb 29
3:30pm - 5pm
Mar 1
3:30pm - 5:30pm

View Calendar of Events

  • Front area outside the Mission Hills-Hillcrest/Knox LibraryFront area outside the Mission Hills-Hillcrest/Knox Library
  • Reading area inside the Mission Hills-Hillcrest/Knox LibraryReading area inside the Mission Hills-Hillcrest/Knox Library
  • Community room at the Mission Hills-Hillcrest/Knox LibraryCommunity room at the Mission Hills-Hillcrest/Knox Library

Wi-Fi available during open hours

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Mobile IDEA Lab

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.

Underground Parking

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:

  • First two (2) hours free with validation for library users. Validation is available at the Information Desk.
  • $1.25 for each 20 minutes or part of 20 minutes
  • $21 All Day Maximum
  • Credit card payments are accepted


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