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Norwalk 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 Norwalk Library

About Norwalk Library

Our Services

Our Services

  • Photocopier
  • In-person and telephone research assistance
  • MetroTAP Cards
  • Tool Lending Library
  • Veterans Resource Center

Children's Services

Teen Services

Our Computers

Our Computers

  • Public Computers: 9
  • Children's Computers: 9
  • Laptop & Hotspot Kits: 8
  • Express Computers: 8
  • Early Learning Computers: 2

Our Community

Friends of the Library

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

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

  • Friends of the Library Book Sale

Library History

Norwalk Library started out in July, 1913 as the 17th branch of the Los Angeles County Free Library through the efforts of a committee of the Commercial Club. The collection of 500 books was housed in a second floor room of the Stiffler Building at 537 E. Front Street. In 1919, Hattie Sproul, a member of the city’s founding family, supervised the library.

When oil was discovered in nearby Santa Fe Springs in the 1920’s there was a population boom in Norwalk; the library’s collection and circulation also increased to the point that it needed a building of its own. In January, 1926, the library moved to new quarters built by Charles Stage at 13620 S. San Antonio Drive.

In 1956, a year before the city was incorporated, a new library building was opened across from the old one on San Antonio Drive. In just 13 years, the collection outgrew that facility despite the addition of a wing to accommodate the expanding children’s department.

The city inaugurated the opening to public service of the 39,000 square foot building at 12350 Imperial Highway in July 1969. The Library was dedicated on Saturday, July 19, 1969.

Political Representatives

Local Links

  • Little Lake City School District: Links to schools and educational resources.
  • Norwalk La Mirada Unified School District: Includes school district profile and list of schools for this nearby community.
  • Cerritos College: General information on Cerritos College, which serves the cities of Artesia, Bellflower, Lakewood, Hawaiian Gardens and Norwalk.
  • Norwalk Chamber of Commerce: Information on local businesses, clubs, organizations and events in the city of Norwalk.
  • City of Norwalk: City issues, public information, calendar of events, council agendas and general information on the city of Norwalk.
  • Press Telegram: Online local news and information service from the Long Beach Press Telegram, a local newspaper that serves the area. Includes local sports and entertainment news.

Staff Picks (All Ages)

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

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