Mission: The mission of the Athenaeum is to provide the La Jolla and San Diego communities with library resources in music and the arts, and an ongoing schedule of cultural programs, classes, concerts and exhibitions.
Programs: Circulating library - benefits 2200 members and the general public as a lending library. The subject matter is arts, music, architecture, etc. . .
art school - benefits aspiring art students as well as the hobbyist. Professional artists teach assorted art classes.
lectures and concerts - benefits the library members and the general public. Lectures educate on music and art. Concerts educate and enrich lives.