Under the guidance of the CA Department of Public Health and San Diego County’s Public Health Officer, the San Diego Public Library will be closed until further noticeOnline library servicesContactless Holds Pickup, and most 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

Currently open

Currently closed

Sunday:
closed
Monday:
closed
Tuesday:
closed
Wednesday:
closed
Thursday:
closed
Friday:
closed
Saturday:
closed

Contact Info

Kathryn Johnson
Branch Manager

   This location will serve as an official Mail Ballot Drop-Off location for the 2020 Presidential General Election from Tuesday, October 6th through Tuesday, November 3rd.

 
Your signed, sealed and dated voted mail ballot envelope can be dropped off during these hours:
  • Monday through Friday 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • On Election Day, Tuesday November 3rd, hours for dropping off voted mail ballots will be 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Questions regarding the Mail Ballot Drop-Off program should be directed to the County of San Diego Registrar of Voters (858) 565-5800.
 

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

 
Sep 2910:30am - 11am

Virtual Toddler Storytime

Babies & Toddlers

Oct 610:30am - 11am

Virtual Toddler Storytime

Babies & Toddlers

Oct 1310:30am - 11am

Virtual Toddler Storytime

Babies & Toddlers

Oct 1710am - 11:30am

Decoding the Ballot

Emerging Adults (18-25), Adult, Older Adults

Oct 222pm - 3:30pm

ABCs of ADUs: Introduction to Building Accessory Dwelling Units

Emerging Adults (18-25), Adult, Older Adults

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  • 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
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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

Currently open

Currently closed

Sunday:
closed
Monday:
closed
Tuesday:
closed
Wednesday:
closed
Thursday:
closed
Friday:
closed
Saturday:
closed

Contact Info

Kathryn Johnson
Branch Manager

619-533-3970
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