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South El Monte 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

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About South El Monte Library

About South El Monte Library

  • Library Size: 6,416 sq ft
  • Space for Children
  • Book Drop
  • Space for Teens

Our Collections

Our Services

Our Services

Children's Services

Our Computers

Our Computers

  • Public Computers: 11
  • Children's Computers: 5
  • Teen Computers: 3
  • Laptop & Hotspot Kits: 8
  • Express Computers: 8
  • Homework Center Computers: 1
  • Early Learning Computers: 2

Our Community

Library History

The library, as part of the new South El Monte Civic Center complex, was built in 1966. Present at the dedication ceremony were County Supervisor Frank G. Bonelli and County Librarian William Geller.

The facility, under a 20-year lease from the City of South El Monte, was purchased by the County of Los Angeles in June 1986. In early 1996, the city generously financed a complete renovation of the library.

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Staff Picks (All Ages)

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

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