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Paramount Express 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 Paramount Express Library

About Paramount Express Library

  • Library Size: 897 sq ft
  • Space for Children
  • Book Drop

Our Collections

Our Services

Our Services

  • Photocopier
  • In-person and telephone research assistance

Children's Services

Teen Services

Our Computers

Our Computers

  • Public Computers: 2
  • Express Computers: 8

Our Community

Friends of the Library

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

Friends of Paramount Express Library provides the following services to support the library.

  • Friends of the Library Book Sale

Library History

A desk and a reading room in a building in the Clearwater-Hynes unincorporated community became the 26th branch of the Los Angeles County Free Library in September 1913. The Clearwater Branch was located on Paramount Boulevard, (then known as Ocean), north of Alondra Boulevard, (then known as Center). It contained 121 books and the first month’s circulation was 60 books.

The library was moved to a rented building in 1930. In 1946, the library was moved to 15718 Paramount Boulevard. Two years later the Clearwater-Hynes Community became known as Paramount, although incorporation was still 9 years away. The library’s name was changed accordingly to Paramount Library.

A new building was opened in 1955 at 7913 E. Madison and was considered spacious until the new library at present location was completed in 1967. In November 1987, the building was purchased by LA County Library which all along had been providing services and materials to the community of Paramount and the adjacent area.

Political Representatives

Local Links

  • Paramount Chamber of Commerce: Information on local events, community links, Business Resource Center, monthly newsletter and local businesses.
  • City of Paramount: City issues, public information, calendar of events, council agendas, and general information on the City of Paramount.
  • Paramount Unified School District: Links to schools and educational resources.
  • Long Beach Unified School District: Links to the school district and other educational resources in the local community.
  • 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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Library Happenings December 2023

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Free Vaccine Clinics

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.

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Paramount Library is closed for renovation. Please visit Paramount Express Library located at 13451 Merkel Ave, Paramount, CA 90723.

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