The library will be closed on Monday, March 27 in observance of César Chávez 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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April 7, 2023 3:00 PM
Celebrate Día at the library! Learn to assemble puppets in a fun and inclusive space. This program was made possible with the generous...

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May 13, 2023 2:00 PM
Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Month as we discuss Gene Luen Yang's novel, American Born Chinese. The first 10 teens to...

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May 20, 2023 1:00 PM
Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander month with The Big Read. Charles Yu's novel Interior Chinatown is a deeply personal novel about...

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