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South Whittier 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 South Whittier Library

About South Whittier Library

Our Services

Our Services

Children's Services

Teen Services

Our Computers

Our Computers

  • Public Computers: 11
  • Children's Computers: 8
  • Teen Computers: 4
  • Laptop & Hotspot Kits: 10
  • Express Computers: 8
  • Homework Center Computers: 4
  • Early Learning Computers: 3

Our Community

Friends of the Library

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

Friends of South Whittier Library provides the following services to support the library.

  • Friends of the Library Book Sale

Library History

South Whittier Library was founded in 1915. The library’s first location was in a one-room schoolhouse. South Whittier’s first separate built-as-a-library building was dedicated on April 16, 1956.

After 16 years at that location on Laurel Avenue, the library moved to 14433 Leffingwell Road. The library closed for renovations in January 1988 and a newly remodeled library opened on October 1988. After 44 years the library helped its last customer on October 22, 2016.

As part of Los Angeles County’s Fourth District Operation Libraries, construction on a new library began in July 2015. On November 21, 2016 the new 14,411 square foot building at 11543 Colima Road opened for service.

Political Representatives

Local Links

  • City of Whittier: Includes city departments, elected officials, city counsel agendas, Whittier City Hall, Whittier Chamber of Commerce, business directory, history, etc.
  • Whittier College: Information on Whittier College including calendar of events, admissions, employment, Law School and the Whittier College Library.

Staff Picks (All Ages)

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

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