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Paramount Library

16254 Colorado Ave.
Paramount, CA 90723


Library Hours

10 - 8
10 - 8
10 - 6
10 - 6
9 - 5

Andrea Crow, Library Manager

Paramount Library
  • about
  • collection
  • services
  • computers
  • community
  • Building size: 8750 sq. ft.
  • Meeting Room: Capacity 21
  • Children's area with Family Place
  • Teen Space
  • Book Drop for returning items accessible 24 hours

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getting here

Paramount Library has:

  • Public computers: 6
  • Children's computers: 4
  • Teen computers: 1
  • Homework Center computers: 2
  • Laptops available for in library use: 12
  • Free Wi-fi

Computer policies for the County Library

friends of the library

Friends of the Paramount Library is a volunteer-run organization that supports the library and library events - join today to get involved!

Friends of the Paramount Library provides these service(s) to support the library:

library history

A desk and a reading room in a building in the Clearwater-Hynes unincorporated community became the 26th branch of the Los Angeles County Free Library in September 1913. The Clearwater Branch was located on Paramount Boulevard, (then known as Ocean), north of Alondra Boulevard, (then known as Center). It contained 121 books and the first month's circulation was 60 books.

The library was moved to a rented building in 1930. In 1946, the library was moved to 15718 Paramount Boulevard. Two years later the Clearwater-Hynes Community became known as Paramount, although incorporation was still 9 years away. The library's name was changed accordingly to Paramount Library.

A new building was opened in 1955 at 7913 E. Madison and was considered spacious until the new library at present location was completed in 1967. In November 1987, the building was purchased by County of Los Angeles Public Library which all along had been providing services and materials to the community of Paramount and the adjacent area.

political representatives

local links

  • City of Paramount: City issues, public information, calendar of events, council agendas, and general information on the City of Paramount.
  • Long Beach Unified School District: Links to the school district and other educational resources in the local community.
  • Paramount Chamber of Commerce: Information on local events, community links, Business Resource Center, monthly newsletter and local businesses.
  • Paramount Unified School District: Links to schools and educational resources.
  • 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.

Library Events

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