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Lynwood 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 Lynwood Library

About Lynwood Library

Our Services

Our Services

Children's Services

Teen Services

Our Computers

Our Computers

  • Public Computers: 15
  • Laptop & Hotspot Kits: 8
  • Express Computers: 8
  • Homework Center Computers: 3
  • Early Learning Computers: 2

Our Community

Library History

Lynwood Library was established in May 1915. It began as a volunteer library, but soon joined the Los Angeles County Public Library System. From a small club-house room on Long Beach Boulevard, the library was moved in 1917 to a storeroom at the corner of Long Beach Boulevard and Fernwood Avenue, then to Elmwood Avenue, from 1918-24. From 1924 to 1956, the library was housed in the old building on Sanborn Avenue.

In 1956, a new structure was built in the Civic Center to house this fast-growing County Library facility. During the next decade, the library patronage again outgrew the library building.

In 1977, a new library at the present location opened for service. The library was refurbished in the fall of 2004.

Political Representatives

Local Links

  • City of Lynwood: Latest information on city programs, city officials, a community calendar and the school district as well as a community history.
  • Lynwood Unified School District: Information about the School District, including school calendar, teacher and class profiles, student and parent sections and school newsletters.

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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