Lisa Halverstadt, January 4, 2023
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Lines of tents occupied the sidewalks alongside the old Central Library early Friday, Sept. 2, 2022. / Photo by Peggy Peattie for Voice of San Diego
The city expects to welcome homeless San Diegans to sleep in its old Central Library later this month.
Mayor Todd Gloria’s office said the city is preparing the long-vacant downtown library to accommodate 26 beds this winter and to get final approval from the fire marshal to shelter unhoused residents there.
Old Central Library Expected to Soon Become a Shelter | Voice of San Diego
“The interim director of the city of San Diego’s library system took the job on a permanent basis Tuesday, according to Mayor Kevin Faulconer.”
San Diego Public Library System Gets New Director – Times of San Diego.
“DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO — San Diego’s popular new downtown library will soon get the outdoor garden cafe it’s lacked since opening just over a year ago, city officials said.
The cafe, located on the ground floor of the nine-story library, will become another branch of the The Living Room coffee house chain.”
Living Room will be cafe in new downtown San Diego library | UTSanDiego.com.