The New Casa de Oro Library

To meet growing community needs, Casa de Oro is getting a new library branch. The new library will double in size to enrich lives and expand learning. This project supports the library’s mission to celebrate our communities and help you create your own story.


  • Release of initial design concept: February 2024
  • Groundbreaking: Winter 2024
  • Opening: Spring 2026

Library Design Concept

Thank you to the community for sharing feedback with us. These images show the initial design concept for the new Casa de Oro Library.

Please note: The initial design concept shared in February 2024 will evolve as the project moves forward and revisions are made.

Share Your Input

Help make a difference in the community. Share your thoughts about what you hope to see at the new Casa de Oro Library branch.

Contact the Project Coordinators

Submit a question or comment to the Project Coordinators from Library Capital Projects & Facilities and the Department of General Services.

Complete an online survey

Click a link below to complete an online survey, offered in multiple languages:

Frequently Asked Questions

  • As of February 2024, the County of San Diego has selected a Design-Build contractor to begin the design and construction of the new Casa de Oro Library.

    The estimated building timeline is:

    • Groundbreaking: Winter 2024
    • Opening: Spring 2026
  • The new library will be located at 9610 Campo Road Spring Valley, CA 91977 near Spring Valley Academy.

  • The current library is no longer large enough to meet the needs of the community. The current facility is in a leased location and is just 6,000 square feet. In 2022, the Casa de Oro Library was visited nearly 30,000 times with customers checking out over 63,250 items (physical plus digital). The branch held 209 programs with 1,553 total attendees and there is limited community gathering space.

  • The new library will be approximately 12,000 sq ft with an approximately 2,000 sq ft Community Room. Design concepts are shared at the top of this page.

    • Public computers plus laptops for checkout
    • High speed internet access and Wi-Fi throughout the branch
    • Community Room with after-hours access for community events
    • Study rooms
    • Teen area with study rooms
    • Children’s area with early-literacy play equipment
    • Teen area with study rooms
    • Patio space
    • Friends of the Library Bookstore
    • Designated parking lot
  • The new library is being built to Zero Net Energy and LEED Gold standards. This means that each year the library’s solar panels will produce the electricity it needs to operate.

  • The County of San Diego opened a Request for Statement of Qualifications, and subsequently a Request for Proposal to procure Design-Build services for this project, starting in early 2023. The Source Selection Committee reviewed the submissions at each stage of the procurement process and selected the highest scoring team.

  • The new Casa de Oro Library project will be led by EC Constructors Inc. 

  • This project is funded by the County of San Diego.

  • An online survey and “contact us” form is available on this page. Residents may also share input through a print survey at the current Casa de Oro Library branch.

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