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 to the public from Monday, March 16 until April 6, 2020. All programming and events have been postponed or canceled during this time. Online library services remain available to the public.

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Location

4275 Cass St.
San Diego, CA 92109

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Hours

Currently open

Currently closed

Monday:
9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday:
closed
Wednesday:
11:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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.

Contact Info

Christina Wainwright
Branch Manager

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 711:30am - 1pm

Vista Hill Bridges Resource Table

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

Apr 72pm - 3pm

After School Happy Hour

Elementary (7-8), Middle Grades (9-12)

Apr 73pm - 7pm

Do Your Homework @ the Library

Pre-readers (3-6), Elementary (7-8), Middle Grades (9-12), Young Adults (13-17)

Apr 82pm - 3pm

After School Happy Hour

Elementary (7-8), Middle Grades (9-12)

Apr 83pm - 7pm

Do Your Homework @ the Library

Pre-readers (3-6), Elementary (7-8), Middle Grades (9-12), Young Adults (13-17)

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

Special Collections

Language Collections

Location

4275 Cass St.
San Diego, CA 92109

Hours

Currently open

Currently closed

Monday:
9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday:
closed
Wednesday:
11:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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.

Contact Info

Christina Wainwright
Branch Manager

858-581-9934
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