San Diego Zoo Global Library
15600 San Pasqual Valley Road
Escondido, CA 92027
(760) 747-8702 x5736
Open M-F 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
(760) 747-8702 x5736
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
The Main Library is located on the second floor of the Beckman Center, home to the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, next door to San Diego Zoo's Safari Park. Our library houses the majority of the Zoo's 12,000+ books, and 400+ print journal titles, as well as the Archives and Rare Book Room. Many more journal subscriptions and information resources are available online through our website, library.sandiegozoo.org. Several small, specialized print collections are also located at various sites throughout SDZG's multi-campus organization.
We assist San Diego Zoo Global team members with research projects, reference questions, and how to use our website and access our collections and subscriptions. Team members may request books and articles through the Library's website and online catalog, check out and renew books by email or phone, and receive/return books by interoffice mail.
SDZG staff and volunteers are welcome to browse the collections and use our facilities during open hours. We offer a reading/study area, four SDZG-networked computers, and a color printer/photocopier/scanner.
Library access and services are normally restricted to SDZG team members. We occasionally make an exception for academic scholars upon request, with a university affiliation, academic email address, and a brief description of their research.
Welcome! Our Information for New Team Members packet gives an overview of Library resources and services.
The San Diego Zoo Global Library Copyright Notice provides copyright and fair use guidelines and links to informative resources.
GENERAL INQUIRIES: firstname.lastname@example.org
Beth Autin, MLIS
Beth manages the SDZG Library's collections and provides library services.
Kathy Elliott, MS, MLIS
Kathy manages the SDZG Library's website and provides library services.
Kate creates and maintains the SDZG Library's fact sheets.
Our mission: The primary mission of the SDZG Library is to provide outstanding information resources and services to advance knowledge in animal care and conservation, inspire passion for nature, ignite personal responsibility, 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.
Our mission: The Archives collects, organizes, preserves, and makes accessible the documentary heritage of our organization, providing historical context through which the record of San Diego Zoo Global’s commitment to saving species worldwide may be interpreted and preserved.
Our vision: We will preserve the legacy of San Diego Zoo Global’s lead role in the fight against extinction by documenting the distinctive stories that embody our organization’s rich history.