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Lawndale 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 Lawndale Library

About Lawndale Library

Our Collections

Our Collections

Online Collections — Available 24 hours

Our Services

Our Services

Children's Services

Our Computers

Our Computers

  • Public Computers: 12
  • Children's Computers: 6
  • Laptop & Hotspot Kits: 8
  • Express Computers: 8
  • Homework Center Computers: 6
  • Early Learning Computers: 2

Our Community

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

Library History

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.

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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 Library Ignites Curiosity During National Library Week

LA County Library announces events and activities for National Library Week.

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Library Happenings Aprl 2024

Library Happenings Apr 2024

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

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LA County Naloxone clinic information

LA County Library To Host More Life-Saving Naloxone (Narcan) Clinics In Response To Fentanyl Crisis

LA County Library announces the additional naloxone (Narcan) clinics at 10 libraries through June 2024.

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LA County Public Defender Record Clearing Project

LA County Library Helps Individuals Break Barriers to Careers and Education Through Criminal Record Expungement Clinics

LA County Library announces the 3 Criminal Record Expungement Clinics

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