- 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
Get to Know This Library
Online Collections — Available 24 hours
- Microfilm Reader-Scanner-Printer
- In-person and telephone research assistance
- MetroTAP Cards
- Early Learning and Engagement
- Self-serve Homework Center
- Online Homework Help
- Public Computers: 7
- Children's Computers: 3
- Laptop & Hotspot Kits: 10
- Express Computers: 8
- Homework Center Computers: 1
- Early Learning Computers: 1
Friends of the Library
Friends of San Fernando Library a volunteer-run organization that supports the library and library events
Friends of San Fernando Library provides the following services to support the library.
- Friends of the Library Book Sale
San Fernando Library opened in November 1914 as a branch of the Los Angeles County Free Library. This library, the first public library in the mainly agricultural San Fernando Valley, found its home in the Industrial Arts building of the San Fernando Union High School located at 130 North Brand Blvd. In the first year, 1,849 books were circulated to 156 borrowers.
From 1925 to 1946, the library weathered the Depression and war years in three store-front locations all on North Maclay Street. Then from 1946 to 1953, the library was located at 11223 First Street.
In 1953, the library joined with city services when it became part of the civic center at 102 Macneil Street. Growth continued for the city and the library with the collection reaching a total of 27,572 volumes in 1964 for the library’s 50th anniversary.
The 1970’s saw the development of a strong Spanish-language collection and the creation of the community support group—the Friends of the San Fernando Library. In 1988, the library moved into a 6,000 square-foot facility located at 150 N. Library Street.
On June 20, 2001, the library moved to 217 North Maclay Ave, a brand new 8,601 square-foot leased facility. The library is the center piece of the newly constructed Library Plaza Mall. The project was a private/public partnership.
- San Fernando Valley History Digital Library: More than 2,000 documents, manuscripts, photographs, and other graphic materials showing the socioeconomic and cultural changes of the San Fernando Valley from the beginning of the 19th century.
- City of San Fernando: Official site of City government. Includes elected officials, meeting agendas and minutes, departments, jobs, events, schools, local attractions, and community resources.
- San Fernando Valley Sun / el Sol del valle de San Fernando: Bilingual community newspaper for the entire San Fernando Valley.
Staff Picks (All Ages)
A monthly list of noteworthy titles selected by our Collection Development Services team.
LA County Library Debuts Four New Little Libraries at Gloria Molina Grand Park in the Heart of Downtown Los Angeles
Click to learn about the 4 "little libraries" that LA County Library has installed in Gloria Molina Grand Park in Downtown Los Angeles.
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.