Athenaeum Music and Arts Library

This library is one of only 16 nonprofit membership libraries in the United States. There are plentiful arts and music books, movies and recordings, and regular concerts by jazz and classical musicians.

Free concerts held at noon every other Monday from fall through spring, with a total of 15 per year. The concerts feature both classical chamber groups and jazz musicians. No need for tickets or reservations, just get there early and line up at the side door.

Upcoming Events

  • Sarah Skuster and Tina Chong

    Monday, February 25, 12:00 p.m.

  • Thomas Mesa & Ilya Yakushev

    Monday, February 25, 7:30 p.m.

  • Murals of La Jolla Walking Tour

    Wednesday, February 27, 4:30 p.m.

  • Flute Fusion: Classical Meets Jazz

    Friday, March 1, 7:30 p.m.

  • Grégoire Maret & Kenny Werner: Tribute to Toots

    Saturday, March 2, 7:30 p.m.

  • Bruno Leone: The Colorful World of Rodgers & Hart

    Tuesday, March 12, 7:30 p.m.

  • Allison Adams Tucker Trio

    Monday, March 25, 12:00 p.m.

  • Flute Fusion: Classical Meets Jazz

    Friday, April 12, 7:30 p.m.

  • L.A. Philharmonic Septet

    Monday, May 20, 7:30 p.m.


Day Hours
Tuesday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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