Carlsbad City Library, Carlsbad

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The Carlsbad City Library is a public library in Carlsbad, California. Operated by the city government, the library consists of three branches: the Georgina Cole Library, the Dove Library, and the Carlsbad City Library Learning Center.
The first lending library collection in Carlsbad began in 1916 at a general store. Outgrowing the space, the book collection moved to a newspaper office, a former church building, a water company building, a former bank, and a former church. After the City of Carlsbad was incorporated, the library was taken over by the new city government.
The Georgina Cole Library, named after the city's first library director, was opened in November 1967, and was the only library facility in the city for over thirty years. The facility contains a Carlsbad history archive and a genealogical room. It is located at 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive.
The Dove Library, which serves as the primary branch, opened in 1999, and was built to accommodate the library's expanding collection of materials. It houses the William D. Cannon Art Gallery, the Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium, and the Children's Garden. It is located at 1775 Dove Lane, and is the primary branch.
Friends of the Carlsbad Library and the Carlsbad Library and Arts Foundation support many of the library programs.
Located at 3368 Eureka Place, the Carlsbad City Library Learning Center houses bilingual Spanish-English materials, and offers adult literacy programs to the public.
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  • Nice, open and airy building, this library has a large collection of fiction and non-fiction books. There is a children's section set off into its own space. In addition to the normal library type stu...  more »
  • This Carlsbad Library is a great spot for young and old and have a variety of materials including computer terminals, children's areas and an outstanding Book Store where you can buy most any kind of ...  more »
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  • The Carlsbad Library system reflects taxpayers want a strong progressive library system and city investment. The staff of all ages contribute greatly to the success and care of each Library. Each of the Carlsbad professionals reflect in their own way, they are an exceptional fit in their professional style and expertise. The traditional library resources and the digital, tech type of resources at the libraries keep me so thankful for all who contribute to make these Libraries exceptional. I also notice: the cleaning people work very hard to keep it clean with such a great number of patrons. Patrons are respectful, love the library like me, for its wonderful positive resources. It's no surprise how wonderfully supported our libraries are.
  • I have spent a lifetime relishing all types of libraries in the widest variety of environments. Southern California has awesome ones to add to my list. It's amazing how technology has made the invaluable and exciting world of discovering, learning, appreciating all aspects of libraries so much easier, but, also, different.

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