The library will be closed on Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day.

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Benjamin Franklin Branch Library

Benjamin Franklin Branch Library
2200 E. 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033
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Lupita Leyva, Senior Librarian

Hours of Service

Mon: 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tues: 12 noon - 5:30 p.m.
Weds: 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Thurs: 12 noon - 5:30 p.m.
Fri: 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sat: 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sun: Closed

Main building is closed, but a mini library is available in the parking lot during the hours listed.

The Benjamin Franklin Branch Library is currently being renovated. During construction, we are offering a mini library with a diverse array of library services and materials located in the parking lot at 2200 E 1st St.

The main branch will reopen in 2024.

Upcoming Events at Benjamin Franklin Branch Library
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June 9, 2023 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Join us for our Summer Reading Kickoff with artist Katy Debra. Katy will briefly explain henna's use and history while creating simple...

a child's face being painted with a small brush
June 14, 2023 2:00 PM
Face painting is an artistic and creative activity necessary for expression. It is a way that children, teens, and adults can connect to...

Image of a lion holding a stack of books and a library card wearing a shirt that says P-22 on the sleeve, image of the entrance to the L.A. Zoo, Image of 3 children looking at a tree, overhead view of fossils
June 21, 2023 11:00 AM
Join the L.A. Zoo this summer as we find ways to discover the local wildlife that lives in Griffith Park and learn about the unique story...

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