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Cudahy Library

5218 Santa Ana St.
Cudahy, CA 90201


Library Hours

10 - 8
10 - 8
10 - 8
8 - 6
8 - 6

José Rivera, Library Manager

Cudahy Library
  • about
  • collection
  • services
  • computers
  • community
  • Building size: 4396 sq. ft.
  • Children's area with Family Place
  • Book Drop for returning items accessible 24 hours

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getting here

Cudahy Library has:

  • Public computers: 8
  • Children's computers: 4
  • Free Wi-fi

Computer policies for the County Library

friends of the library

The Friends of the Library groups are volunteer charitable organizations that provide additional library funding and support. For more information, including how to join, contact your local community library manager.

library history

Library service in Cudahy dates back to 1913. At that time, the library operated out of a private home. In 1914, the library moved to a room in a school and was open for an hour on Wednesdays and for three hours on Saturdays. Then known as the Antonio Library, circulation for the year was 4,936.

In 1924, the library moved again, once more occupying a private home. Mrs. Burke was the librarian, a position she was to hold from 1914 through 1936. Patron usage was highest in the areas of gardening, poultry, and scientific subjects.

In 1936, another move; another private home; and circulation was up-14,513. In 1939 deliveries of books to San Antonio Library were made via Pony Express.

In 1946, the library moved again, this time to its own building and circulation was up to 21,992 after the decline during the war years. Growth continued until, in need of space, books, increased hours, the library closed, temporarily, in May of 1957 - to reopen in its own facility adjacent to City Hall, on September 14, 1968.

Today the library serves a community of about 24,000 people of diverse ethnic backgrounds.

political representatives

local links

  • Los Angeles Unified School District: Includes information about the school district of interest to students, parents, and teachers. Includes the school district profile and list of schools for the local community.
  • Press Telegram: Online local news and information service from the Long Beach Press Telegram, a local newspaper that serves the area. Includes local sports and entertainment news.
  • Welcome to Cudahy: Information about the Cudahy community and city services.

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