The San Diego Public Library serves almost 1.4 million residents of San Diego. The library maintains 5.2 million volumes and circulates 6.8 million items per year. Founded in 1882, it started as a reading room only supported by donations. Today, with the mission to inspire lifelong learning through connections to knowledge and each other, it now reaches 36 libraries (a central library and 35 branches). The new Innovation Lab, which was first financed by a state Library Services and Technology Act grant in 2013, when the Central Library opened, is located on the third floor of the facility. Since then, the lab has grown and acquired new equipment thanks to community donations. The California State Library contributed to the cost of the additional area. Available equipment and resources from the Innovation Lab include: 3D Printing & Scanning, Silhouette Cameos/Vinyl Cutter, Sewing & Embroidery Machines, Milling Machines, Laser Cutter, Computers, Maker Classes & Workshop. Additionally, diverse communities can access free educational and cultural resources at the San Diego Public Library, a well-liked place that will improve their quality of life. The library is San Diego's largest cultural institution that provides FREE programming, with 6.6 million visits annually.

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330 Park Boulevard
San Diego, California 92101-6478


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