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

5148 Market St.
San Diego, CA 92114

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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

Alan Bugg
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 Saturday 9:30 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.
 

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.


Upcoming Events

Today10am - 11am

Take and Make Craft Kits

Babies & Toddlers, Pre-readers (3-6), Elementary (7-8), Middle Grades (9-12)

Oct 2010am - 11am

Take and Make Craft Kits

Babies & Toddlers, Pre-readers (3-6), Elementary (7-8), Middle Grades (9-12)

Oct 2110am - 11am

Take and Make Craft Kits

Babies & Toddlers, Pre-readers (3-6), Elementary (7-8), Middle Grades (9-12)

Oct 2210am - 11am

Take and Make Craft Kits

Babies & Toddlers, Pre-readers (3-6), Elementary (7-8), Middle Grades (9-12)

Oct 2310am - 11am

Take and Make Craft Kits

Babies & Toddlers, Pre-readers (3-6), Elementary (7-8), Middle Grades (9-12)

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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

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

Alan Bugg
Branch Manager

619-527-3405
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