- 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
About Temple City Library
- Library Size: 12,182 sq ft
- Household Battery Recycling Site
- Space for Children
- Book Drop
- Meeting Rooms: Capacity 55
- Study Rooms: Capacity 4 - 6
- In-person and telephone research assistance
- MetroTAP Cards
- Early Learning and Engagement
- Online Homework Help
- Public Computers: 8
- Children's Computers: 4
- Laptop & Hotspot Kits: 7
- Express Computers: 8
- Early Learning Computers: 3
Friends of the Library
Friends of Temple City Library a volunteer-run organization that supports the library and library events
Friends of Temple City Library provides the following services to support the library.
- Friends of the Library Book Sale
Temple City Library was founded when Willa Samson initiated a small lending library in her home. In 1924, Mrs. Samson’s rental cottage (9961 Woodruff Avenue) became the first official library site with Mrs. Samson as Temple City’s first librarian.
When the library outgrew its surroundings, it was relocated in the abandoned Pacific Electric building (corner of Las Tunas and Kauffman). In 1941, the library moved to the new Woman’s Clubhouse’s west wing.
In January 1953, the library was housed in the County’s new building on Kauffman where, for the first time, a children’s department was added. The present location was opened in 1963.
Staff Picks (All Ages)
A monthly list of noteworthy titles selected by our Collection Development Services team.
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