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Athenaeum Music & Arts Library

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, located in the heart of La Jolla, California, in San Diego County, is one of only 16 nonprofit membership libraries in the United States. This rare cultural institution, an important one to the greater San Diego area, offers a depth and accessibility of resources and programs found nowhere else in the region.

The library, devoted exclusively to music and art, has an outstanding and ever-expanding collection of books, periodicals, reference material, compact discs, videocassettes, DVDs, sheet music, and librettos, as well as one of the most significant collections of artists' books in Southern California. The library is open to the public five days a week; members can check out materials for a modest annual fee.

Neighborhood: La Jolla

1008 Wall St
La Jolla, CA 92037

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Contact Info

(858) 454-5872
kmeek@ljathenaeum.org

Hours

Tuesday
Thursday
Friday & Saturday:
10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Wednesdays:
10:00 AM to 8:30 PM
Closed Sunday and Monday

Social

What's On:

  • Jazz Concerts
  • Chamber Concerts
  • Art Exhibitions
  • Art and Music Lectures
  • School of the Arts Classes

Athenaeum's School of the Arts Classes:

  • Painting alla Prima in Oils
  • Experimental Watercolor
  • Urban Art and Women Artist
  • Figure/Flower Painting/Drawing
  • Mythical Journey: Book and Box

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