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Location & Hours

Rosemead Library
8800 Valley Blvd, Rosemead, CA 91770

626.573.5220

Monday Closed
Tuesday 12 pm – 8 pm
Wednesday 12 pm – 8 pm
Thursday 10 am – 6 pm
Friday 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday Closed

Asian Pacific Resource Center Librarian:
Katrina Lacerna

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What is the Asian Pacific Resource Center (APRC)?

Established in 1979, the Asian Pacific Resource Center (APRC) is a special collection located on the second floor of Rosemead Library. The collection emphasizes the Asian American/Pacific Islander American experience, with core holdings on the history, art, and culture of China, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Vietnam, Hawaii, and American Samoa.

In addition to academic materials, the collection features films, music, novels, magazines, and newspapers. It’s microfilm collection includes over 100 titles of historical Asian immigrant newspapers published in the United States, as well as newspapers and documents from the Japanese American incarceration during World War II.

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What is in the APRC Collection?

  • Books, dissertations, magazines, newspapers, CDs, DVDs on the Asian American/Pacific Islander American experience.
  • Materials pertaining to the history, art, and culture of China, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Vietnam, Hawaii and American Samoa.
  • The Center has a small collection of books for children and teens.
  • Over 100 titles on microfilm of historical Asian immigrant newspapers published in the United States including documents and newspapers from the Japanese American incarceration during World War II.

      Asian American, Native Hawaiian, & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

      Asian American, Native Hawaiian, & Pacific Islander Heritage Month is celebrated every year during the month of May. For more information please visit our AANHPI Heritage Month page.

      APRC Resources

      National Resources

      • National Asian Pacific American History Month website
        The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America’s history and are instrumental in its future success.
      • Asian Pacific American Heritage Month – PBS
        Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month this May and every day with a special PBS collection of stories that explores the history, traditions and culture of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States.
      • U.S. Census Facts and Features
        Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2021.
      • Asian American Pacific Islander Collection at the Library of Congress
        Comprises a number of individual collections pertaining to notable AAPI authors, scholars, activists, and artists including unique material, such as correspondence, manuscript drafts, diaries, photographs, organizational records, interviews, and speeches.
      • Asian Collections at the Library of Congress
        With over 2.8 million books, it is one of the most comprehensive collections of Asian language materials outside of Asia.

      Local Resources

      Stop Asian Hate

      LA County Library remains steadfast in its commitment to advancing equity, inclusivity, and justice for all members of our society. As a gateway to knowledge and access, we have a civic and ethical responsibility to support the advancement, well-being, and resilience of all people. To help propel our mission, we offer a variety of resources and programs to help individuals cultivate and enhance skills and broaden their understanding of other cultures and social issues. Visit our Stop AAPI Hate blog post to see a list of resources.

      Visit Other Cultural Resource Centers

      American Indian Resource Center at the LA County Library
      Black Resource Center at the LA County Library
      Chicano Resource Center at the LA County Library
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