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 notice. Online library services remain available to the public.  Due dates have been extended to May 22, 2020. 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

Saturday:
9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday:
closed
Monday:
9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday:
11:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday:
11:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday:
9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday:
9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Contact Info

Kathryn Johnson
Branch Manager

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

 
May 110am - 10:45am
May 111:15am - 12:15pm

Fitness Fun

Adult, Older Adults

May 410am - 11am

Baby Storytime

Babies & Toddlers

May 42pm - 4pm

Homework Club

Elementary (7-8), Middle Grades (9-12)

May 510:30am - 11:30am

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

Currently open

Currently closed

Saturday:
9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday:
closed
Monday:
9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday:
11:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday:
11:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday:
9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday:
9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Contact Info

Kathryn Johnson
Branch Manager

619-533-3970
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