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Citizenship & Immigration

Library Resources for Obtaining US Citizenship

Deciding to become a citizen of the United States is one of the most important decisions in your life, demonstrating a real commitment to the US and loyalty to its Constitution. In return, you are rewarded with all the rights and privileges that are part of US citizenship. All LA County Library locations can assist with locating material on citizenship and immigration. We also offer many citizenship & immigration resources.

Citizenship in a Bag

This toolkit in a bag—which can be borrowed from your local library—contains a variety of educational materials and useful handouts to learn more about the United States and prepare for the naturalization process, including:

  • Step-by-step instructions on the US naturalization processcitizenship in a bag
  • Reference materials on the rights and responsibilities of US citizenship
  • Official citizenship forms for you to keep and use, including the Application for Naturalization
  • Study materials for the naturalization exam, including flash cards and multimedia tools

Borrow or place a hold on a Citizenship in a Bag toolkit, or ask the Information Desk at your local library about how to borrow a kit.

Citizenship Resource Centers

LA County Library proudly hosts 2 Citizenship Resource Centers at Huntington Park Library and Rosemead Library, which provide additional information—including handouts and brochures—to help you with the citizenship and immigration process. Resource Centers are available during regular Library hours.

Huntington Park LibraryRosemead Library
6518 Miles Ave Huntington Park, CA 902558800 Valley Blvd Rosemead, CA 91770
323.583.1461626.573.5220
Monday: 1 – 8 pmMonday: Closed
Tuesday: 1 – 8 pmTuesday: 12 – 8 pm
Wednesday: 11 am – 6 pmWednesday: 12 – 8 pm
Thursday: 11 am – 6 pmThursday: 10 am – 6 pm
Friday: ClosedFriday: 12 – 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 5 pmSaturday: 11 am – 5 pm
Sunday: ClosedSunday: Closed

Online Learning & Databases

These online Library classes and resources can help you with language learning, citizenship test preparation, and more, and are free with your library card.

Leamos

A free, pre-ESL literacy course that teaches Spanish-speaking adults how to read and write in Spanish.

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Learning Express Test Prep

Practice tests and exam preparation for US citizenship. Includes a guide to getting your Green Card.

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Legal Information Reference Center

Provides access to legal reference books on a variety of subjects including how to become a US citizen.

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Mango Languages

Online English language courses for speakers of 15 different languages! Learn on the go with the Mango Mobile app for iPhone and Android.

Brainfuse

Live tutors are available to help with citizenship preparation. Help is available in English and Spanish.

Classes & Events

LA County Library offers free informational classes and workshops taught by specialists at select library locations. Below, find a list of upcoming citizenship & immigration events, including classes, exam preparation, and application assistance.

december

sat14dec2:00 pm4:00 pmCitizenship Class2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Norwalk LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Citizenship

fri27dec1:00 pm3:00 pmCitizenship Clinic / Clínica de ciudadanía1:00 pm - 3:00 pm El Camino Real LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Citizenship,Immigration

january

tue14jan5:00 pm7:30 pmCitizenship & Financial Literacy Classes5:00 pm - 7:30 pm West Covina LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Citizenship

tue21jan5:00 pm7:30 pmCitizenship & Financial Literacy Classes5:00 pm - 7:30 pm West Covina LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Citizenship

tue28jan5:00 pm7:30 pmCitizenship & Financial Literacy Classes5:00 pm - 7:30 pm West Covina LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Citizenship

february

tue04feb5:00 pm7:30 pmCitizenship & Financial Literacy Classes5:00 pm - 7:30 pm West Covina LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Citizenship

tue11feb5:00 pm7:30 pmCitizenship & Financial Literacy Classes5:00 pm - 7:30 pm West Covina LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Citizenship

tue18feb5:00 pm7:30 pmCitizenship & Financial Literacy Classes5:00 pm - 7:30 pm West Covina LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Citizenship

tue25feb5:00 pm7:30 pmCitizenship & Financial Literacy Classes5:00 pm - 7:30 pm West Covina LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Citizenship

Path2Citizenship

LA County Library has partnered with the LA County Office of Immigrant Affairs to create Path2Citizenship, a website that guides you through the process of obtaining US citizenship, and links to many helpful resources.

Library Record Request Forms

English Record Request Form
Your library records might assist with proof of residency as required by DACA. You can request your library record at anytime

图书馆记录申请表 – 中文
您的图书馆记录可能协助您提供DACA所要求的居住证明。请填写以下表格,图书馆代表会尽快与您联系。

Formulario de solicitud de registro de biblioteca
Su expediente de la biblioteca le podría asistir en comprobar su residencia para satisfacer el requisito de DACA. Favor de llenar este formulario y un representante de la biblioteca lo contactara brevemente.

Print Materials

Search the Library’s catalog for citizenship test materials, by language.

English Catalog

Search the library’s catalog for citizenship test materials in English.

Catálogo Español

Vea materiales de estudio en español para el examen de ciudadania, en el catálogo de la biblioteca.

中文目录

利用图书馆目录来查找公民入籍考试的中文资料。

Additional Resources

These local and national organizations offer additional services such as English as a Second Language (ESL), financial assistance, and legal aid. Clicking on any of these links will take you away from the Library’s website to another website with valuable information to help you.

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Assembly Bill (AB) 60 Driver License Program

This Bill requires the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to issue a driver license to any California resident who is unable to submit satisfactory proof of legal presence in the US. Applicants must meet all other qualifications for licensure and must provide satisfactory proof of identity and residency.

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Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAAJ)

The nation’s largest Asian American legal and civic rights organization has continuously served the undocumented community with free education and legal services since 2012, especially those who speak little or no English. Provides free legal services to the undocumented immigrant community.

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Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Inc.

Assists newly-arrived immigrants in learning English, American social norms, obtaining education, and training for jobs that will provide, at least, a living wage. Offers a variety of legal services including, but not limited to: citizenship & naturalization services, family visa petitions, adjustment of status applications, consular visa processing, and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) applications.

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Central American Resource Center (CARECEN)

A nonprofit organization that offers low-cost immigration legal services, community education programs, and advocacy and organizing to achieve fair and more inclusive immigration, education, and labor laws and policies in LA and the nation.

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CitizenshipWorks

Easy-to-use online tools to help low and moderate-income individuals to prepare for the naturalization process and test.

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Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)

Offers an Immigrant Assistance Hotline and immigration legal services at low-cost to its members. Its Seize the Dream program aims to assist eligible immigrant youth in applying for DACA. Its Legal Services Department has helped thousands of individuals to become citizens and reunite with their families.

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LA County Office of Immigrant Affairs

A guide to immigration resources and immigrant rights. Users can access legal resources, learn how to file immigration fraud claims, and learn about their path to citizenship.

Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) Immigration Legal Assistance Project

Provides low-cost legal assistance and counseling, including assistance with various immigration applications.

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New Americans Campaign

A national network of legal-service providers, faith-based organizations, businesses, foundations and community leaders that is paving a better road to citizenship. Their Events Calendar summarizes citizenship events by location.

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¡Protégete!…¡Ciudadanía Ya!

Eligible legal permanent residents (LPRs) in Los Angeles County can use this site to apply for citizenship, find trustworthy naturalization services, and locate citizenship workshops throughout Los Angeles County.

US Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)

Official Green Card and Citizenship applications, study materials, and citizenship & immigration-related news.

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Ya es Hora Citizenship Campaign

A historic non-partisan Latino civic participation campaign that links naturalization to voter participation and Census enumeration.

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