More than a library, this 26,000-square-foot building was designed to serve as a cultural institution for the community, 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.
Emerging Adults (18-25), Adult, Older Adults
The Legler Benbough Teen IDEA Lab is a multimedia center where youth can learn new skills in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) in a safe, welcoming and collaborative environment. During open hours, dedicated staff are available to assist teens using the advanced equipment.
Educational programs will be offered in collaboration with partners Admit One College Prep, the LEAGUE of Amazing Programmers, FAB LAB, Media Arts Center San Diego and Sally Ride Science at UC San Diego.
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
2 study rooms with capacity for 6 people each
Special Collections - African Diaspora collection