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Visiting the San Diego Central Library (photos)

Posted by George J Janczyn on November 1, 2013

A few days ago my wife and I took the trolley downtown to get acquainted with the new home of the San Diego Central Library. Here are some photos from our visit (you can click images to open enlargements in a new browser tab).

 

Our trolley stop was the 12th and Imperial Transit Center with its landmark clock tower.

Our trolley stop was the 12th and Imperial Transit Center with its landmark clock tower.

From there you can walk to Petco Park (on the left) or to Central Library (dome on right).

From there you can walk to Petco Park (on the left) or to Central Library (dome on right).

 

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View from the  Ace parking lot across the street.

View from the Ace parking lot across the street.

The main entrance is at the library's southeast corner on Park Blvd.

The main entrance is at the library’s southeast corner on Park Blvd.

A most curious sign posted on the building across the street on Park Blvd. I especially like the suggestion that illegal lodging is okay if there's consent.

A most curious sign posted on the building across the street on Park Blvd. I especially like the suggestion that illegal lodging is okay if there’s consent.

The north side of the library is on J St. (we're looking west).

The north side of the library is on J St. (we’re looking west).

Looking south on 11th Ave. which borders the library's west side.

Looking south on 11th Ave. which borders the library’s west side.

On the 11th Ave. side, stairs lead to a small courtyard and entry to the main lobby.

On the 11th Ave. side, stairs lead to a small courtyard and entry to the main lobby.

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The view on entering the building.

The view on entering the building.

People everywhere.

People everywhere.

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Some bibliographic records have not yet been converted to digital, so card catalogs still live.

Some bibliographic records have not yet been converted to digital, so card catalogs still live.

Did I stay out? Yes.

Did I stay out? Yes.

Kids have their own area too.

Kids have their own area too.

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Open-book monitor display by video artist Gary Hill on the 4th floor.

Open-book monitor display by video artist Gary Hill on the 4th floor.

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The 3-story Helen Price Reading Room.

The 3-story Helen Price Reading Room.

 

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