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Allendale Branch Library

Branch Brief

The remodeled Allendale Branch building, created as an isolation hospital in the 1920s, opened for library business in 1951. The adobe ranch-style building features a fireplace, wide windows with one door opening onto a fenced patio and the other to a picnic park area with pla... Read More

Branch Information


Hours
M-Th 10-6
F 2-6
Sat 10-6
Sun Closed

Phone Number
(626) 744-7260

Address
1130 South Marengo Avenue Pasadena, CA 91106

Facilities and Services

 

Central Library

Central Library East Angle

BRANCH BRIEF

Pasadena's Central Library was designed by the firm of Myron Hunt and H.C. Chambers, the architects of the Huntington Library and Occidental College. The Pasadena Central Library is on the National Register of Historic Places, and has been the location for several major motion... Read More

Branch Information


Hours
Mon – Th: 9am – 9pm
Fri and Sat: 9am – 6pm
Sun: 1pm - 5pm

Address
285 East Walnut Street Pasadena, CA 91101

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Hastings Branch Library

BRANCH BRIEF

The eighth and last Pasadena Public Library Branch to be founded, the Hastings Branch building opened its doors on February 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 chil... Read More

Branch Information


Hours
M-Th 10-9
F and Sat 10-6
Su 1-5

Phone Number
(626) 744-7262

Address
3325 East Orange Grove Boulevard Pasadena, CA 91107

Facilities and Services

 

Hill Avenue Branch

BRANCH BRIEF

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 Pasade... Read More

Branch Information


Hours
M-Th 10-6
F 9-1
Sat 10-6
Sun Closed

Phone Number
(626) 744-7264

Address
55 South Hill Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91106

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La Pintoresca Branch

BRANCH BRIEF

La Pintoresca ("the picturesque") Branch Library, built in 1930, was named for the hotel which had previously occupied its northwest Pasadena site. Its parkland location centers La Pintoresca in the most highly populated service area of any Pasadena Branch. La Pintoresca Branc... Read More

Branch Information


Hours
M-Sat 9-6
Sun Closed

Computer Lab Hours
Adults
M-F 9:30-1:30
Sat & Sun Closed

Computer Lab Hours
Children Only
M-F 3-5:30
Sat & Sun Closed

Phone Number
(626) 744-726

Address
1355 North Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91103

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Lamanda Park Branch

BRANCH BRIEF

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 ho... Read More

Branch Information


Hours
M-Th 10-6
F 2-6
Sat 10-6
Sun Closed

Phone Number
(626) 744-7266

Address
140 South Altadena Drive
Pasadena, CA 91107

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Linda Vista Branch

BRANCH BRIEF

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

Branch Information


Hours
M-Th 10-6
F 9-1
Sat 10-6
Sun Closed

Phone Number
(626) 744-7278

Address
1281 Bryant Street
Pasadena, CA 91103

Facilities and Services

 

San Rafael Branch

BRANCH BRIEF

The San Rafael Branch Library opened on July 31, 1957, adding on a meeting room ten years later. The branch participates in Pasadena's School Library Cooperative Project with San Rafael School. Branch staff can accommodate both English and Spanish speaking patrons.

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Branch Information


Hours
M-Th 10-6
F 9-1
Sat 10-6
Sun Closed

Phone Number
(626) 744-7270

Address
1240 Nithsdale Road
Pasadena, CA 91105

Facilities and Services

 

Santa Catalina Branch

BRANCH BRIEF

Home to the system's Armenian language collection, Santa Catalina is one of the oldest branch libraries in the Pasadena system, dating back to 1913. The present branch building opened in 1931. The branch's staff can accommodate both English and Armenian speaking patrons. Si... Read More

Branch Information


Hours
M-Th 10-6
F 2-6
Sat 10-6
Sun Closed

Phone Number
(626) 744-7272

Address
999 East Washington Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91104

Facilities and Services

 

Villa Parke Community Center Branch

BRANCH BRIEF

This library, housed on the second floor of the Villa Parke Community Center, is the Pasadena Public Library's newest information outlet. The Villa Parke Community Center Library opened its doors on July 12 1992, after a long awaited restoration of the recreation facility. <... Read More

Branch Information


Hours
M-F
10-12:45, 2-6
Sat
9-1
Sun Closed

Computer Lab Hours
M-F
3-6
Sat-Sun
Closed

Phone Number
(626) 744-6510

Address
363 East Villa Street
Pasadena, CA 91101

Facilities and Services