Branch Libraries are open for in-person service.

All Pasadena Public Library meeting spaces are currently unavailable for reservation and use.

Central Library is closed due to seismic safety issues until further notice. More information is available at https://www.cityofpasadena.net/library/library-news/city-announces-closure-of-pasadena-central-library-due-to-seismic-safety-issues/

The following essential services and resources remain available during the phased reopening:

  • Librarians are available to provide assistance through telephone reference (626) 744-4066; or the web-based service, Ask Us! (at  https://www.cityofpasadena.net/library/questions-help/), as well as via Live Chat.
  • Our numerous digital services remain available 24/7 at https://www.cityofpasadena.net/library/, including e-books and audiobooks; streaming TV, movie and music services; classes and digital subscriptions to newspapers and magazines.
  • Visit our online calendar of events to find programs and events you can attend, either at the library or from home.
  • Materials held at Central Library are currently unavailable due to the City No Occupancy order. When searching the catalog and placing holds, materials held at Central Library will not be displayed as available. We are developing plans to make high-demand materials as well as special materials, resources and services usually provided at Central Library available safely to patrons. Please check our website for updates as these plans progress.
  • Visit our FAQ  for more information

You can stay updated on the library by visiting our website at https://www.cityofpasadena.net/library/ and following our social media accounts @pasadenalibrary.

Once again, your health and safety is of utmost importance, and we will evaluate and adjust as new information becomes available. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and we thank you for your continued understanding and support.

Central Library Closure

As of 5/3/2021, Central Library is closed to the general public until a seismic retrofit can be completed on the nearly 100 year-old building.  Currently, there is no estimated date for the Central Library to reopen to the public.  Learn more about the temporary closure of Central Library at https://www.cityofpasadena.net/library/library-news/city-announces-closure-of-pasadena-central-library-due-to-seismic-safety-issues/.

Locations & Hours


Central Library


285 East Walnut Street
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 744-4066
M: Closed F: Closed
Tu: Closed Sa: Closed
W: Closed Su: Closed
Th: Closed Holiday Hours

Allendale Library


1130 South Marengo Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 744-7260
M: Open
10:00-6:00
F: Open
10:00-6:00
Tu: Open
10:00-6:00
Sa: Open
10:00-6:00
W: Open
10:00-6:00
Su: Closed
Th: Open
10:00-6:00
Holiday Hours

Hastings Library


3325 East Orange Grove Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 744-7262
M: Open
10:00-7:00
F: Open
10:00-6:00
Tu: Open
10:00-7:00
Sa: Open
10:00-6:00
W: Open
10:00-7:00
Su: Open
1:00-5:00
Th: Open
10:00-7:00
Holiday Hours

Hill Avenue Branch


55 South Hill Ave
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 744-7264
M: Open
10:00-6:00
F: Open
10:00-6:00
Tu: Open
10:00-6:00
Sa: Open
10:00-6:00
W: Open
10:00-6:00
Su: Closed
Th: Open
10:00-6:00
Holiday Hours

La Pintoresca Branch


1355 N Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 744-7268
M: Open
10:00-7:00
F: Open
10:00-6:00
Tu: Open
10:00-7:00
Sa: Open
10:00-6:00
W: Open
10:00-7:00
Su: Closed
Th: Open
10:00-7:00
Holiday Hours

Lamanda Park Branch


140 South Altadena Dr
Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 744-7266
M: Open
10:00-7:00
F: Open
10:00-6:00
Tu: Open
10:00-7:00
Sa: Open
10:00-6:00
W: Open
10:00-7:00
Su: Closed
Th: Open
10:00-7:00
Holiday Hours

Linda Vista Branch


1281 Bryant St
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 744-7278
M: Open
10:00-7:00
F: Open
10:00-6:00
Tu: Open
10:00-7:00
Sa: Open
10:00-6:00
W: Open
10:00-7:00
Su: Closed
Th: Open
10:00-7:00
Holiday Hours

San Rafael Branch


1240 Nithsdale Rd
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 744-7270
M: Open
10:00-7:00
F: Open
10:00-6:00
Tu: Open
10:00-7:00
Sa: Open
10:00-6:00
W: Open
10:00-7:00
Su: Closed
Th: Open
10:00-7:00
Holiday Hours

Santa Catalina Branch


999 E Washington Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91104
(626) 744-7272
M: Open
10:00-7:00
F: Open
10:00-6:00
Tu: Open
10:00-7:00
Sa: Open
10:00-6:00
W: Open
10:00-7:00
Su: Closed
Th: Open
10:00-7:00
Holiday Hours

Villa Parke Community Center Branch


363 E Villa St
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 744-6510
M: Open
10-6
F: Open
10-6
Tu: Open
10-6
Sa: Open
10-4:30
W: Open
10-6
Su: Closed
Th: Open
10-6
Holiday Hours

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