Hill Avenue Branch

55 South Hill Ave
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 744-7264

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

Collection Size: 41,859

Meetings Room Seats: 19

Building Size (Square Feet): 4,752

Parking Spaces: 11

Year Opened / Expanded: 1925

Branch Overview

Central Library is closed until further notice due to seismic safety issues.

Branch Libraries are open for  in-person service. 

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

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The current Hill Avenue Branch building, the oldest in the Pasadena Public Library system, was designed by Marston, Van Pelt and Maybury, and opened May 6, 1925. The building’s historical architecture has been maintained throughout the years and is listed in the City of Pasadena’s Cultural Heritage Landmarks.

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Services and Programs

Preschool Storytime Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. For special events and holiday programs, call (626) 744-7264. Or, for more information about programs here and throughout the Pasadena Public Library, you can visit our Library Calendar.

Hill Avenue Branch Collection

Presently, the collection has 41,000 volumes which include career and job development, large type fiction and nonfiction and popular fiction for adults. There is a small Spanish collection for adults and children, a collection of adult classics in paperback, and a featured collection in four Asian languages.

Meeting Room

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

The meeting room with tables and chairs will accommodate up to 19 people. This room is free to groups who do not charge an admission fee or restrict admission on the basis of membership.

Special Features

Located directly across the street from Pasadena City College, Hill Avenue Branch library is home to the system’s Asian language collection. The collection features Chinese books, newspapers and magazines, as well as a fiction and non-fiction collection for adults and children in Korean, Japanese and Vietnamese. The Hill Avenue Branch serves three elementary schools and eight preschools in the area. Hill Avenue Branch is also used by students and faculty from Pasadena City College and Caltech.

Hill Avenue Branch Library is pleased to offer free wireless Internet access to patrons with appropriately equipped wireless devices.

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