- 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
Get to Know This Library
About Lawndale Library
- Library Size: 17,360 sq ft
- Household Battery Recycling Site
- Space for Children
- Book Drop
- Space for Teens
- Meeting Rooms: Capacity 12 - 78
- Study Rooms: Capacity 6
- In-person and telephone research assistance
- MetroTAP Cards
- Early Learning and Engagement
- Self-serve Homework Center
- Online Homework Help
- Public Computers: 12
- Children's Computers: 6
- Laptop & Hotspot Kits: 8
- Express Computers: 8
- Homework Center Computers: 6
- Early Learning Computers: 2
Friends of the Library
Friends of Lawndale Library a volunteer-run organization that supports the library and library events
Friends of Lawndale Library provides the following services to support the library.
- Friends of the Library Book Sale
The first library in Lawndale – one of the earliest branches of the County of Los Angeles Public Library – opened December 26, 1913 at the corner of Railroad Ave. and Market St. (now Hawthorne Blvd. and 147th St.).
The current Lawndale Library opened to great fanfare March 18, 2009 after 52 years of serving the community in a 3500 sq. ft. building next door.
The new building features a glass artwork, Subdivisions, by Anne Marie Karlsen.
- City of Lawndale: General information on city services and programs.
- Lawndale Kids News: Newspaper published by 4th and 5th graders under the guidance of PressFriends.
- Centinela Valley Union High School District: School Distict information and links to school websites, including Lawndale High School, Leuzinger High School, and Lloyde High School.
- El Camino College: Information on admissions, class schedules, community education programs, campus events, employment opportunities and more for this local community college in the South Bay area.
- Environmental Charter High School: School website for a free, public high school in Lawndale.
- Lawndale Elementary School District: School District information and links to school websites.
Staff Picks (All Ages)
A monthly list of noteworthy titles selected by our Collection Development Services team.
LA County Library Debuts Four New Little Libraries at Gloria Molina Grand Park in the Heart of Downtown Los Angeles
Click to learn about the 4 "little libraries" that LA County Library has installed in Gloria Molina Grand Park in Downtown Los Angeles.
LA County Library Hosts Vaccine Clinics at Select Libraries, Providing Free Flu Shots, Updated 2023-2024 COVID-19 Vaccines, and Mpox Vaccines
LA County announces free vaccine clinics at select LA County Library locations through December 20, 2023.