Linda Vista Branch

1281 Bryant St
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 744-7278

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

Collection Size: 23,128

Building Size (Square Feet): 3,500

Parking Spaces: 3

Year Opened / Expanded: 1957

Branch Overview

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Financed by a 1956 bond issue that also funded the Hastings and San Rafael Branches, the Linda Vista Branch Library opened in 1957.

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Services and Programs

Book Groups

Linda Vista has a monthly book group offered jointly with San Rafael Branc Library for adults. For more information and meeting dates, see the branch calendar on this page, or  book groups at all branches..


Linda Vista currently offers a weekly 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.

Linda Vista Branch Collection

The Branch houses approximately 29,000 volumes with the adult collection focusing on travel, gardening, cooking, biographies and contemporary fiction. The children’s collection strongly supports the school curriculum, emphasizing California history, the United States and general science.

Special Features

The Linda Vista Branch Library has had its own Friends group since the early 1960s. Now called the Linda Vista Associates, they have helped support the library with donations of books, magazine subscriptions, and other gifts.

Through the vision of the Linda Vista Librarian, Robin Reidy, and with a generous donation from the Linda Vista Associates, the Linda Vista Branch Library has the only Decorative Arts Collection in the Pasadena Public Library system. Unlike fine art, the Decorative Arts emphasizes not just aesthetic qualities, but usefulness; therefore, ceramics, gardening, fashion, jewelry, interior design, furniture, pottery, metalwork, and floral decorations demonstrate the definition of Decorative Arts. By creating this specialized collection, the citizens of Pasadena now have an accessible resource to not only embark on new projects, but give them the opportunity to learn more about an art that is often taken for granted.

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

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