San Diego Business Journal

San Diego Law Library Completes Renovation

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The San Diego Law Library announced Jan. 30 the completion of a $5 million, yearlong renovation of the downtown Law Library at 1105 Front St. A ribbon-cutting ceremony that’s open to the public is set for Feb. 15.

The Law Library will unveil a host of new programs, as well as a new logo and tag line, “Law Made Public.”

“The law impacts every facet of our lives. It’s our mission to make sure that everyone – individuals, businesses, lawyers and self-represented litigants – have equal access to legal resources,” said Director of Libraries John Adkins in a statement. “We carefully chose to use the words ‘Law Made Public’ in our rebranding effort to convey the vital necessity of making the law accessible to everyone in the community.”

The new building features open spaces, public research areas, a reading room, private offices, a boardroom, and space for educational programs and public events.

The project was paid for from law library reserves and private donations raised by the Law Library Justice Foundation. More than half the costs were covered by the Hervey family through the San Diego Foundation, Adkins said.

— Stephanie R. Glidden