Point Loma/Hervey Branch Library
The Point Loma/Hervey Branch Library, at 22,480 square feet, is one of the smaller library facilities in the country. Constructed in 2003, it serves approximately 19,000-22,000 visitors each month, with 10 to 15 staff on each shift. It has study and seminar rooms, a staff workroom, computer labs and a community room for hosting groups and community events.
The Point Loma/Hervey Library consumes just over 1,400 MMBtu of energy annually consisting of about 410,000 kWh/year in electricity and approximately 190 MMBtu/year in natural gas. Electricity accounts for about 87 percent of the library’s energy consumption with the annual peak in the summer months to meet an increased air conditioning load. Conversely, the library consumes natural gas for space and hot water heating, with the annual peak occurring in the winter months when the demand for space heating is greatest.