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Location

5148 Market St.
San Diego, CA 92114

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Hours

Currently open

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.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday: 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 11:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Contact Info

Alan Bugg
Branch Manager

More than a library, this 26,000-square-foot building was designed to serve as a cultural institution in Valencia Park, complete with a performing arts center, community meeting rooms and displays of public art through the space. The library opened in 1996 and was remodeled in 2016 with the addition of the Legler Benbough Teen IDEA Lab, a technology lab offering training programs and classes for teens ages 12 to 18. The IDEA Lab is designed to provide youth with the opportunity to build 21st century job skills.


Upcoming Events

Today6pm - 7:45pm

Author Talk with Steve Shia

Elementary (7-8), Middle Grades (9-12), Young Adults (13-17), Emerging Adults (18-25), Adult, Older Adults

Today6pm - 7:45pm

Toastmasters

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

Sep 1910am - 1pm

San Diego People of Color Quilt Guild

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

Sep 193pm - 6pm

Do Your Homework @ the Library

Pre-readers (3-6), Elementary (7-8), Middle Grades (9-12), Young Adults (13-17)

Sep 194pm - 5:45pm

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  • Front area outside the Valencia Park/Malcolm X Library Front area outside the Valencia Park/Malcolm X Library
  • Front area outside the Valencia Park/Malcolm X Library Front area outside the Valencia Park/Malcolm X Library
  • The Legler Benbough Teen IDEA Lab at the Valencia Park/Malcolm X Library The Legler Benbough Teen IDEA Lab at the Valencia Park/Malcolm X Library
  • Ribbon cutting for the opening of the Legler Benbough Teen IDEA Lab Ribbon cutting for the opening of the Legler Benbough Teen IDEA Lab
  • Teens playing video games inside the Legler Benbough Teen IDEA La. Teens playing video games inside the Legler Benbough Teen IDEA Lab
  • Apple iMac computers inside the Legler Benbough Teen IDEA Lab Apple iMac computers inside the Legler Benbough Teen IDEA Lab

Wi-Fi available during open hours

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Legler Benbough Teen IDEA Lab

 

Amenities

Parking - 124 parking spaces, including 6 disability accessible spaces

Public Transportation -

MTS Trolley Orange Line

MTS Bus Routes 3, 4, 5, 13, 60, 916, 917 and 955

Computers for Public Use - 39 available

Meeting/Study Rooms -

4 meeting rooms

  • Multi-purpose room has capacity for 140 people
  • Seminar room has capacity for 40 people
  • Music room has capacity for 20 people
  • Multimedia room has capacity for 15 people

2 study rooms with capacity for 6 people each

Special Collections - African Diaspora collection

Language Collections

Location

5148 Market St.
San Diego, CA 92114

Hours

Currently open

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.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday: 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 11:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Contact Info

Alan Bugg
Branch Manager

619-527-3405
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