Rancho Penasquitos Branch Library

This contemporary building overlooks the surrounding neighborhood & features a light-filled entry lobby, multi-level reading rooms, a children’s nook, & a unique interior atrium garden space that brings nature into the library.
PQ-Library signThe arrival plaza from the street is framed by descending walls that greet visitors with a comfortable pedestrian scale, while visitors arriving from the parking lot are invited to walk into the pages of a book (reflected in the special paving design).
Drought-tolerant trees & shrubs are boldly displayed against the colorful building walls on the south facade. Large canopy trees offer seasonal shade & color to the east and north-facing plazas. A high-efficiency irrigation system helps conserve water.