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El Monte Library

Library Hours

  • 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

Holiday Closures

Get to Know This Library

About El Monte Library

About El Monte Library

Our Collections

Our Services

Our Services

  • Photocopier
  • In-person and telephone research assistance
  • MetroTAP Cards
  • Leamos Literacy Online

Children's Services

Teen Services

Our Computers

Our Computers

  • Public Computers: 13
  • Children's Computers: 3
  • Teen Computers: 4
  • Laptop & Hotspot Kits: 8
  • Express Computers: 8
  • Early Learning Computers: 2

Our Community

Friends of the Library

Friends of the Library a volunteer-run organization that supports the library and library events

Friends of the Library provides the following services to support the library.

  • Friends of the Library Book Sale

Library History

Friendly El Monte, the End of the Santa Fe Trail, was incorporated in 1912. The city was once home to Gay’s Lion Farm during the 1930s and famous for the roaring lion on MGM’s logo.

The El Monte Library was founded in 1890, and joined the Los Angeles County Public Library in 1913. It has been at its present location since 1967.

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Staff Picks (All Ages)

A monthly list of noteworthy titles selected by our Collection Development Services team.

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LA County Public Defender Record Clearing Project

LA County Library Offers Summer Expungement Clinics to Help Clear Criminal Records

LA County Library announces 3 Expungement Clinics to help clear criminal records this summer.

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LA County Naloxone clinic information

LA County Library Extends Naloxone Clinics Through Fall 2024 and Receives NACo Achievement Award

LA County Library Announces extension of Naloxone clinics and recognition from NACo.

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Library Happenings July 2024

Library Happenings July 2024

Check out what's happening at LA County Library this month. Read, celebrate, learn, enjoy!

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sing about Lunch at the Library

LA County Library’s Annual Free Lunch at the Library Program Returns

LA County Library announces the return of Lunch at the Library, a free summer lunch program for children and teens.

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