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Pretty regional library

A small library with great visual appeal. There is a puzzle room and there was an art exhibit while... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2018
Award winning architecture.

It is very long and narrow but has a nice children's section and room for discussion groups. They... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2016
San Juan Capistrano, California
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1 Sep 2018
“Pretty regional library”
3 weeks ago
“Found it a bit odd......”
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31495 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-2699
+1 949-493-1752
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not sure why a public library that is there to enrich the minds of the locals, is somehow categorized as a tourist attraction... And the building is of no architectural consequence....

Thank differentname
Reviewed 1 September 2018

A small library with great visual appeal. There is a puzzle room and there was an art exhibit while we were there. Worth a short visit!

Thank pwillard
Reviewed 24 June 2018

THis is not really a “place to visit or tour”. It is for the locals to use as their local library however it’s really only good to pick up books you ordered on line. Much smaller than other branches. No real parking. If you are...More

1  Thank Leslie J
Reviewed 10 February 2018

The library is very near to the Mission (where parking is at a premium and also very limited) but the library has a nice parking lot behind it. When we were there, we shopped for books at the "Friends" shop and found excellent choices for...More

Thank on_the_go_98765
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We took the Sat tour with the Friends of the Library that starts at the train station and ends at the library. The library was nice. It was cool, it had restrooms, it was organized, and best of all it had a gift shop at...More

Thank LAtoEverywhere
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

I guess we didn't know enough about architecture to appreciate this building. I would not drive out of my way.

Thank MominOC
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Interesting Michael Graves-designed library and fun book store that supports library programs. Whether fiction, history, travel or art, there's a gently used book for a great price for everyone. There's first-Friday and Saturday movies for adults and kids.

Thank Terri N
Reviewed 23 April 2017

This is an architecturally interesting library with a beautiful courtyard to relax in. A great place for architecture buffs to visit.

Thank ross5100
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

San Juan Capistrano's library was designed by Michael Graves. It is a beautiful building inside and out and is home to many local events. The library is located across the street from the San Juan Mission Basilica.

Thank Joanne M
Reviewed 8 September 2016

It is very long and narrow but has a nice children's section and room for discussion groups. They hold a book club and also archeological lectures. Very good staff.

Thank 350sgk
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