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Bio Lab


Unique among libraries, ours is a fully functioning Life Science BioLab. The public can visit and perform simple experiments using the lab's equipment.  The BioLab is currently open during our monthly workshops and by appointment only. Check the Events page for a schedule of future programs.

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3D Printer Space


The 3D Printer Space is a volunteer-run maker space with two 5th generation Makerbot Replicator Desktop 3D printers.

Patrons can bring their own design for printing or use our computers to create simple designs. We ask that projects not take more than two hours to print. Subject to availability.

Computer Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the building.
  • 10 internet computers with a 2-hour expandable time limit (subject to availability).
  • All-in-one printer, scanner and photocopier.
  • Two 2-hour internet computers in the teen's area.
  • Two 2-hour internet computers in the children’s area.
  • Two Early Learning computers in the children’s area.
  • Seven additional computers for catalog searches throughout the library.

Community Room


The main auditorium regularly hosts concerts, art exhibits, films and community meetings etc.

  • Seats 100 people.
  • Integrated projector and sound system connects to our DVD player to your laptop and a 7’ by 6’ screen. Adaptors may be required.
  • Cordless microphone is available.
  • Art gallery.
  • Grand Piano. A $125 'piano use fee' applies to all bookings using the piano.
  • Kitchen available.
  • No cost for room rental, however, no sales or marketing allowed.
  • Bookings are subject to availability and at the manager’s discretion.

Seminar Room


The Seminar Room regularly hosts yoga, club and association meetings.

  • Seats 50 people.
  • Two white boards.
  • Drop down screen for video display.
  • No cost for room rental, however, no sales or marketing allowed.
  • Bookings are subject to availability and at the manager’s discretion.


History Room/Memory Lab


History Room:

A comprehensive collection of La Jolla histories and newspaper archives. For detailed information on our "storied" History Room click here.

Learn how to research your family tree!  

Take advantage of the library's subscription to by using this invaluable tool for free on any computer in the library.  Get support with from our friendly History Room volunteers.

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Memory Lab:

Start your Personal Archiving Project!

Do you have old home movies or photographs that you want to preserve? Want to learn how to take care of your physical and digital memories? The La Jolla/Riford Library's Memory Lab has the equipment and resources you need to digitize and archive your cherished memories! We provide step-by-step instructions to help you in your DIY archiving project. Formats accepted: VHS, VHS-C, DV, Audio Cassette, Floppy Disk, Photos, and Slides.

Open by appointment only. Click here to book an appointment.

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