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Your input can help craft the San Diego Public Library’s future. The San Diego Public Library and San Diego Public Library Foundation are developing a new master plan and want to know:

  • What do you need from the Library?
  • How can the Library serve your community?
  • What services, technologies, and programs would help you?

The plan is being built in collaboration with the Mayor and City Council, the Friends of the San Diego Public Library, and the Library Commission and will provide a long-range vision and strategy for San Diego Public Library facility, technology, and program investments.

How can I help?

To ensure input from all communities is reflected in the plan, we need broad participation in the Community Survey. The survey is open through April 17 and is available in Chinese, Arabic, Farsi, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Spanish, and English.

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Why is a plan needed?

The current plan, adopted by the City Council in 2002, is outdated and based on assumptions from the 1990 census. It does not consider current technologies or reflect how the Library has evolved and is used today.

What’s already been done?

With financial support from six City Council offices, we began a preliminary planning phase in 2019 and engaged nationally recognized library consultant Group 4 Architecture, Research + Planning, Inc. Group 4 has more than 30 years of experience with library master plan projects nationwide, including in Oakland, San Jose, Sacramento, and Cincinnati. Group 4 presented preliminary “Phase 0” findings in December of 2019:

What’s next?

In addition to the Community Survey, focus group meetings will be held this spring with populations who may not be able to participate in the Community Survey. Other community engagement opportunities are being explored. A draft of the plan will be shared later this spring with the final plan unveiled in early summer.

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Library Master Plan

For more information

Contact: office@supportmylibrary.org

Want a paper survey or need help completing the survey? Contact office@supportmylibrary.org or call 619-236-5849