How do I pronounce Copley Library?


We get this question a lot! It’s pronounced like COP-ly (not COPE-ly).


The library is named after Helen K. Copley and James S. Copley and was dedicated in 1984.

If you’d like to learn more about the library, please visit our About Us page.


If you’d like to learn more about the Copleys, the articles below provide insight into San Diego history, the Copleys, and the Copleys’ legacy.

Schmidt, Steve. “Copleys Helped Shape City.” San Diego Union-Tribune, The (CA), 10 May 2009. 
Full text article via Copley Library (Newspaper Source database, EBSCOhost) 
Same article at SD Union-Tribute website 

James S. Copley bio:

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