Sneak Peak of Mission Hills-Hillcrest Knox Library
In advance of the January 26, 2019 grand opening ceremony, the San Diego Public Library Foundation is holding sneak peak tours of the new Mission Hills-Hillcrest Knox Library.
Members of the Mission Hills Business Improvement District Board of Directors were lucky enough to participate in the tours to learn more about all the new library has to offer.
The Mission Hills-Hillcrest/Harley & Bessie Knox Library is located at 215 West Washington Street, between Goldfinch and Hawk Streets. This library was opened on Jan. 26, 2019 and serves the communities Bankers Hill, Hillcrest, Middletown, Mission Hills and Old Town. Named in honor of the late philanthropists Harley and Bessie Knox, the new Mission Hills-Hillcrest/Knox Library expects to have 350,000 patron visits each year.
The 14,000-square-foot library is more than triple the size of the community’s previous library that was built in 1961. It features modern amenities, including designated areas for teens and young children, a community meeting space, study rooms, computer labs, drought-tolerant landscaping, an underground parking garage and a design expected to achieve LEED Gold certification.