The Benicia Public Library contributes to the success of our diverse community by being a vital center of learning, communication, culture and enjoyment. We serve a community with a uniquely rich history and character. Benicia exudes small-town charm, with its ideal San Francisco Bay waterfront location and high quality of life. To meet the needs of our residents, the Library is responsive to providing services and making them available when people can use them. Our Library is open 7 days a week, and includes an art gallery, a Literacy Program, and a Friends of the Library group as well as diverse volunteer opportunities. In addition to our beautiful building, which opened June 19, 1993, we provide a wide range of materials as a result of the Library Board's consistent allocation of budget resources to developing and enhancing our print and electronic collections.