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Masao W. Satow Library

Library Hours

  • Monday 10 am - 8 pm
  • Tuesday 10 am - 8 pm
  • Wednesday 10 am - 8 pm
  • Thursday 10 am - 8 pm
  • Friday 10 am - 6 pm
  • Saturday 10 am - 6 pm
  • Sunday Closed

Holiday Closures

Get to Know This Library

About Masao W. Satow Library

About Masao W. Satow Library

Our Services

Our Services

Children's Services

Our Computers

Our Computers

  • Public Computers: 12
  • Teen Computers: 5
  • Laptop & Hotspot Kits: 8
  • Express Computers: 8
  • Homework Center Computers: 3
  • Early Learning Computers: 2

Our Community

Friends of the Library

Friends of Masao W. Satow Library a volunteer-run organization that supports the library and library events

Friends of Masao W. Satow Library provides the following services to support the library.

  • Friends of the Library Book Sale

Library History

In 1958, two branches (Moneta, opened in 1913 and Strawberry Park opened in 1919) merged into West Gardena Library. A fire in 1969 caused the branch to move into a new building.

The new building located at 14433 S. Crenshaw, was dedicated on February 26, 1977, in honor of Mr. Masao William Satow. Mr. Satow (1908-1976) was a Japanese-American of monumental distinction. He helped in the shaping of the lives of young adults in the community.

The library provides services to the residents of Gardena and the surrounding communities.

Political Representatives

Local Links

  • City of Gardena Municipal Code
  • 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.
  • City of Gardena: Information on the city including history, services, departments, elected officials, budget, city council, local news and weather.

Staff Picks (All Ages)

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

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