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.

Timeline

  • Groundbreaking: Spring 2025
  • Opening: Fall 2026

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.

Complete an online survey

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

Share feedback on designs

Once available, conceptual designs will be posted in the current library for the community to provide feedback.

Contact the Project Coordinators

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

Frequently Asked Questions

  • As of Fall 2023, the County of San Diego is currently out to bid for a contractor and architect to build the new Casa de Oro Library. Once available, design proposals will be shared with the community inside the current library branch.

    The estimated building timeline is:

    • Groundbreaking: Spring 2025
    • Opening: Fall 2026
  • 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 located at 9610 Campo Road Spring Valley, CA 91977 near Spring Valley Academy.

  • The new library will be approximately 12,000 square feet with an approximately 2,000-square-foot Community Room.

    • 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
    • Designated parking lot
  • The new library is being built to Zero Net Energy standards. This means that each year the library’s solar panels will produce the electricity it needs to operate.

  • The County of San Diego is seeking an Architect/Contractor team through a process called a Request for Statement of Qualifications. The three highest scoring and most qualified teams will submit their proposals for final County selection.

  • The County of San Diego is funding the new Casa de Oro Library building, along with local contributions through the Friends of the Casa de Oro Library.

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