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Pacific Beach/Taylor Library

Officially opened in 1997, the Earl & Birdie Taylor Library was built thanks to a generous donation from the Taylor family, library supporters and early real estate developers in Pacific Beach. The 12,484-square-foot library is walking distance from the beach, located on a city block dedicated to the library facility and a passive park space. Architect Manuel Oncina designed the library building to be open and airy, resembling the form of a nautilus shell to incorporate the natural beauty of the ocean. Featuring a large meeting room, projection screen and grand piano, the library is a destination for community groups and performers. The Pacific Beach community has been home to a library since 1914 when the original library operated from inside the lobby of the Pacific Beach Women's Club on Hornblend Street.


Upcoming Events

Apr 1
12am - 12am
Today
1pm - 4pm

Free Tax Prep Assistance

Emerging Adults, Adults, Older Adults

Apr 14
2pm - 3:30pm

Vegan Cooking: National Pecan Day

Middle School Age, Teens, Emerging Adults, Adults, Older Adults

Apr 15
1pm - 2:30pm

Mandala Mondays

Emerging Adults, Adults, Older Adults

Apr 15
3pm - 3:30pm

Mandarin Chinese Storytime 中文故事時間

Preschoolers, Elementary School Age

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  • Front area outside the Pacific Beach/Taylor LibraryFront area outside the Pacific Beach/Taylor Library
  • Reading area inside the Pacific Beach/Taylor LibraryReading area inside the Pacific Beach/Taylor Library
  • Friends of the Library book sale at the Pacific Beach/Taylor LibraryFriends of the Library Book Sale at the Pacific Beach/Taylor Library
  • Patio at the Pacific Beach/Taylor LibraryPatio at the Pacific Beach/Taylor Library
  • Children's Area inside the Pacific Beach/Taylor LibraryChildren's Area inside the Pacific Beach/Taylor Library

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Amenities

Parking - 50 parking spaces

Public Transportation - MTS Bus Routes 30, 8/9, 27

Computers for Public Use - 19 available

Meeting/Study Rooms - 1 meeting room with capacity for 95 people

Outdoor Space

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