Lamanda Park Branch

140 South Altadena Dr
Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 744-7266

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

Collection Size: 39,384

Meetings Room Seats: 34

Building Size (Square Feet): 6,225

Parking Spaces: 10

Year Opened / Expanded: 1922/1967

Branch Overview

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The first Lamanda Park Branch opened in 1922, in a small room in Emerson School. Continued growth of the branch necessitated another move on July 5, 1923, this time to larger, rented quarters on the second floor of a store building at 2614 E. Colorado Boulevard. A permanent home was established for the branch when the building that had formerly housed the Central Library Boys’ and Girls’ Department was relocated from Memorial Park to 2520 Morningside Street. On August 5, 1927, the branch, in its newly-redecorated and refurbished quarters, officially opened its doors to an enthusiastic crowd of 650 people. This was demolished in the 1960s and the current building, designed by Pulliam, Zimmerman and Matthews, Architects and Planners, was completed on October 14, 1967 and is 6,200 square feet. Branch staff can accommodate English and Spanish speaking patrons.

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Services and Programs

Book Groups

Lamanda Park has a weekly book group for adults. For more information and meeting dates, see the branch calendar on this page, or  book groups at all branches.


Lamanda currently offers weekly storytimes. 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.

Lamanda Park Collection

The branch has approximately 33,273 items. The juvenile collection is strongest in the areas of picture books and folktales. The adult collection includes mysteries and a good basic collection of popular fiction. There are special sections for reference materials, Braille books for children and adults, large type books, career books, accessibility and inclusion books, American Sign Language Video Books, and books on CD. The branch also has a small Spanish collection for children and adults. The Sara Reading Appliance and Peek-A-Book station is available for use in the Branch.

The Braille Institute Library Services has authorized the Lamanda Park Branch as a site to assist registered members of the Braille Library with check out of Braille tape recording machines and books on tape as well as the digital talking book players and the digital books.

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 34 people. This room is free to groups who do not charge an admission fee or restrict admission on the basis of membership.

Special Features

Lamanda Park Branch hosts the Great Literature Discussion Group, a book discussion group that reviews different literary selections.

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

School Services

Lamanda Park Branch offers educator cards to teachers/educators who live or work in Pasadena. Hamilton Elementary and Willard Elementary Schools are the nearest Pasadena Unified Schools to the Branch.

Branch Events