Under the guidance of the CA Department of Public Health and San Diego County’s Public Health Officer, 12 San Diego Public Library locations are open for limited in-person services Monday – Saturday, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm and will be closed from 1-2 pm for cleaning.  Online library servicesContactless Holds Pickup, and all book drops are available to the public. Find specific information on operations.

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Location

5188 Zion Ave.
San Diego, CA 92120

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Hours

Everyday between the hour of 1-2pm the library will be closed for midday sanitation break.

Currently open

Currently closed

Monday:
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday:
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday:
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Thursday:
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday:
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday:
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sunday:
closed

Contact Info

Ann Gomez
Branch Manager

   The Allied Gardens/Benjamin Library is open for Contactless Pickup ONLY. Pickup Service is available Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Everyday between the hour of 1 - 2 p.m. the library will be closed for cleaning.

First opened in 1965, the Allied Gardens/Benjamin Branch Library was built with funds from a bequest by Edwin A. Benjamin, a book-loving San Diego resident. In the mid-1980s, thanks to community support, the library was expanded and additional parking lot access was added. The library reopened in 1986 and features a meeting room, an outdoor patio and a periodical reading room.


Upcoming Events

 
Apr 2010:30am - 11am

Virtual Toddler Storytime

Babies & Toddlers

Apr 2710:30am - 11am

Virtual Toddler Storytime

Babies & Toddlers

May 410:30am - 11am

Virtual Toddler Storytime

Babies & Toddlers

May 1110:30am - 11am

Virtual Toddler Storytime

Babies & Toddlers

May 1810:30am - 11am

Virtual Toddler Storytime

Babies & Toddlers

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  • Front area outside the Allied Gardens/Benjamin LibraryFront area outside the Allied Gardens/Benjamin Library
  • Front desk of the Allied Gardens/Benjamin LibraryFront desk of the Allied Gardens/Benjamin Library
  • Children's area in the Allied Gardens/Benjamin LibraryChildren's section of the Allied Gardens/Benjamin Library
  • Meeting room inside the Allied Gardens/Benjamin LibraryMeeting room inside the Allied Gardens/Benjamin Library
  • Magazine rack inside the Allied Gardens/Benjamin LibraryMagazine rack inside the Allied Gardens/Benjamin Library
  • Parking area at the Allied Gardens/Benjamin LibraryParking area at the Allied Gardens/Benjamin Library.

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Amenities

Parking - 34 parking spaces, including 2 disability accessible spaces

Public Transportation - Bus Route 14

Computers for Public Use - 9 available

Meeting/Study Rooms - 1 meeting room with 49 capacity

Outdoor Space

Special Collections

Language Collections

Location

5188 Zion Ave.
San Diego, CA 92120

Hours

Everyday between the hour of 1-2pm the library will be closed for midday sanitation break.

Currently open

Currently closed

Monday:
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday:
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday:
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Thursday:
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday:
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday:
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sunday:
closed

Contact Info

Ann Gomez
Branch Manager

619-533-3970