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Location and Hours

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The San Diego Zoo Global Library has information to help lead the fight against extinction, and is primarily a resource for SDZG staff, volunteers and visiting scholars.

Contact us

(760) 747-8702 x5736


Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Please call ahead to confirm that we are open if you are planning an out-of-the way visit.  We would hate to miss you!


The SDZG Main Library is on the second floor of the Beckman Center, adjacent to the Safari Park. It houses the majority of the Zoo's 11,000+ books, 400+ print journal titles, and our Archives and Rare Book Room. Several small, specialized print collections are located at additional sites throughout our multi-campus organization.

We also provide online access to thousands of  journals and other information resources.  Some of these are limited to on-site (Zoo, Safari Park and ICR) or VPN use only.  

Information for new employees

Welcome! Our Information for New Team Members packet gives an overview of Library resources and services.  Still have questions? We’re here to help! Don’t hesitate to contact us via phone, email, or stop by in person.

Our Mission. The Library is dedicated to supporting San Diego Zoo Global’s mission by providing outstanding
information resources and research services to advance knowledge and strengthen our organization’s capacity to save
species worldwide. Our Vision. We will empower San Diego Zoo Global to lead the fight against extinction by serving as
the organization’s information hub and facilitating research of the highest quality.

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