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S.D. CENTRAL LIBRARY MARKS ONE YEAR; Facility exceeds expectations, backer says; some still wonder if building worth the cost

Sep 28, 2014 - The San Diego Union-Tribune

In its first year, the San Diego Central Library has become a domed landmark on the downtown skyline, a repository of the world’s cultural heritage, and a nine-story debate.

In the era of Google and Netflix, smartphones and tablets, why should we have large urban libraries?

“The library has exceeded our expectations, and we had high expectations,” said Mel Katz, immediate past chair of the San Diego Public Library Foundation, citing rising circulation figures and SRO attendan...