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New Central Library now charging for parking | VIDEO

SAN DIEGO - Taxpayers shelled out some of the $185 million to open the new Central Library in downtown San Diego. It is free to get in, but parking will cost you $1.25 every 20 minutes and patrons tell Team 10 that is just too much money.

Graduate student Emily Nichols could not wait for the new 500,000-square foot, state-of-the-art library to open.

"It's beautiful. It's quiet. It's the perfect place to study," said Nichols.

She will not be back that often after realizing just how much parking will cost her.

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