Mission Valley branch
2123 Fenton Parkway, Mission Valley
At the newest branch of the public library, desks are equipped with outlets for laptops and all computers (there are 11 workstations) have flat-panel monitors. Open since July, the two-story building has different interior "spaces" to choose from, depending on your mood. Kids can curl up in an upholstered nook in Natasha's Reading Room, which has its own garden. On the mezzanine level, mystery lovers can read by natural daylight pouring through the curved glass windows. The outdoor reading patio is especially nice. Open later than most branches -- until 10 p.m. every night except Saturday.