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New San Ysidro Branch Library

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, September 7

Join us to celebrate the grand opening of the new San Ysidro Library on Saturday, September 7. The new 15,000-square-foot Library (at 4235 Beyer Blvd.) replaces a 4,000-square-foot facility. The new Library features a wealth of new community resources, including the Lloyd de Llamas Multi-Purpose/Community Room, the Caroline de Llamas Children’s Area, the Kreutzkamp Foundation Children’s Homework Area and Teen Center, the Kilroy Realty IDEA Lab and the SDG&E Great Room.

The community celebration will include a morning Library Festival with entertainment and refreshments at 9 am preceding the ribbon cutting and opening of the Library at 10 am. Parking will be available at the San Ysidro Middle School and San Ysidro School District parking lots.

9 am Library Festival
10 am Ribbon Cutting and Library Grand Opening

Visit here for coming updates on the opening of the new Library at 4235 Beyer Blvd.

The Library is the result of nearly two decades of lobbying from area residents, the work of Councilmember David Alvarez and then-Councilmember, now Senator Ben Hueso before him, and thanks to the generous $1.5 million gift from Lloyd and Caroline de Llamas.

This single-story, 15,000 square foot facility will be LEED Silver certified and will serve as a safe, educational resource and gathering space for the community. It will feature designated children and teen areas, study and meeting spaces, a computer lab, maker space and multi-purpose indoor and outdoor areas.

The Campaign for the New San Ysidro Library – The San Diego Public Library Foundation and the Friends of the San Ysidro Library formed a committee of area leaders and library advocates led by Ingrid de Llamas and Susy Villegas in the Fall of 2017 to launch a community campaign to raise awareness about the project and to generate private support to fund a state-of-the-art technology center and Maker Lab.

The Campaign for the New San Ysidro Library sold tiles for one year that will be displayed in the new library entry hall and raised more than $50,000 from the local community in the process.

Additionally, Ms. de Llamas and Mrs. Villegas with the help of the San Diego Public Library Foundation raised an additional $500,000 in funds for the new library project. Generous donations include $250,000 from the Kreutzkamp Family Foundation, $103,000 from Kilroy Realty, $50,000 from SDG&E, and donations from many area individuals and businesses.

Naming opportunities are still available. Please visit here for more information.

Please visit our Facebook Page for updates and additional information.

Contact San Diego Public Library Foundation Trustee Ingrid de Llamas at to learn more about how you can support the new library.

Campaign Team

  • Ingrid de Llamas – Chair
  • Susana “Susy” Villegas – Co Chair
  • Rose Almanza
  • Lisa Cuestas
  • Alice de la Torre
  • David Flores
  • Charlie Goldberg
  • Martha Jacobo
  • Grace Kojima
  • Sylvia Montero
  • Adolfo Ocampo
  • Magdalena Pulham

The community celebrated construction of the new Library with a groundbreaking ceremony on January 12 at the building site on Beyer Boulevard.  Mayor Kevin Faulconer and Councilman David Alvarez both shared their excitement for this project which is expected to be completed in the late Summer of 2019.

Additional Library images.