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Lancaster 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 Lancaster Library

About Lancaster Library

Our Collections

Our Collections

Online Collections — Available 24 hours

Special Collection

Our Services

Our Services

  • Photocopier
  • Microfilm Reader-Scanner-Printer
  • In-person and telephone research assistance
  • MetroTAP Cards

Children's Services

Our Computers

Our Computers

  • Public Computers: 23
  • Children's Computers: 4
  • Teen Computers: 2
  • Laptop & Hotspot Kits: 10
  • Express Computers: 8
  • Early Learning Computers: 4

Our Community

Friends of the Library

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

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

  • Friends of the Library Book Sale

Library History

The original Lancaster Library was established by the Los Angeles County Free Public Library in October 1912 in the Antelope Valley Union High School which was located on the southwest corner of Tenth Street (now Lancaster Boulevard) and Cedar Avenue. Subsequently, the Lancaster Library occupied space in a local drugstore, the Chamber of Commerce, and the County Justice Court.

In 1950, the Library moved to Fig Avenue and provided library services from this site for the next fourteen years. The expanded Lancaster Library opened on West Avenue J in 1964.

Due to rapid population growth throughout the Antelope Valley, a new library was built in 1995-1996 on Lancaster Boulevard in the Lancaster Old Town Site to provide library services to the residents of Lancaster and the surrounding communities.

Political Representatives

Local Links

  • Recent Earthquakes in California Nevada: Southern California map shows earthquakes recorded during the past week by Caltech/USGS Seismic Network. Magnitudes are indicated by the sizes of circles on the map.
  • City of Lancaster: Information on the City Council members, agendas, the city budget, the Planning Commission, and other municipal matters.
  • Antelope Valley Press: Local newspaper's site with recent stories, photos, classified and personal ads.
  • Antelope Valley College: "Information about local community college serving the area. This site includes admissions, class schedules, distance education, library, campus news and events."

Staff Picks (All Ages)

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

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Library Happenings Feb 2024

Library Happenings Feb 2024

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

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Library Happenings Jan 2024

Library Happenings Jan 2024

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

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LA County Mobile App

Introducing Our New App

Make the most of your library experience with the new LA County Library app

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Carson Library reference desk

Carson Library Open House Celebration with Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell and Library Director Skye Patrick

LA County Library invites everyone to attend the Opening Celebration of Carson Library on December 21 at 1 pm. Registration Required.

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