Hastings Branch

3325 East Orange Grove Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 744-7262

M: Open
F: Open
Tu: Open
Sa: Open
W: Open
Su: Open
Th: Open
Holiday Hours

Collection Size: 53,903

Meetings Room Seats: 35

Building Size (Square Feet): 7,800

Parking Spaces: 33

Year Opened / Expanded: 1959/1967

Branch Overview

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The eighth and last Pasadena Public Library Branch to be founded, the Hastings Branch building opened its doors on Feb. 17, 1959. Its creation completed Pasadena’s plan to bring library service within a mile of every home in the city.

Demand for books, particularly children’s books, quickly exceeded the supply. Students flocked to the library for help with their assignments and on some evenings, every seat in the library was filled. In April 1967, a necessary addition to the library was completed, nearly doubling the size of the public area and providing twice the parking.

Hastings Branch serves seven elementary schools and eight preschools and one high school in the immediate area, offering outreach storytimes and library skills lessons or in-library visits with book checkout.

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Services and Programs

Book Groups

Hastings offers monthly book groups. For more information and meeting dates, see the branch calendar on this page, or  book groups at all branches.


Hastings offers a toddler storytime. For more information about storytimes and other programs here and throughout the Pasadena Public Library, see the branch calendar on this page, or visit our Library Calendar.

LA Law Library Databases

In partnership with the LA Law Library, online resources including HeinOnline, EBSCO Legal Information Reference Center (a collection of electronic editions of Nolo Press guides), LexisAdvance, and more, are available at Hastings Branch Library, where they were relocated from the Central Library Law Room.*

*We are committed to reopening the doors of the Pasadena Central Library as a safe, historic, and functional space for all. The earthquake repairs ensure the library remains a cornerstone in the community. Follow our progress. Programming has been reduced during closure.

Hastings Branch Collection

Over 64,000 items are held at Hastings, including reference and circulating books, periodicals, audiobook CDs and music CDs. Hastings has strong popular fiction, picture book, folk and fairytale, home arts, travel, and biography collections. There is a small Spanish language collection.

Meeting Room

The Meeting Room is currently unavailable for reservations/use by community groups.


Special Features

Hastings is the only Pasadena site to inter-shelve adult and juvenile non-fiction books for easy access.

The Pasadena Public Library offers free wireless Internet access to patrons with appropriately equipped wireless devices at all locations.

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