Ask a Librarian

Library Hours:  

MON-THU 9:30am-9:30pm  |  FRI-SAT 10am-6pm  |  SUN 12NOON -6pm



General reference:  310-288-2244 (no phone reference on Sundays)

Children's materials and events:  310-288-2211

Historical collection:  310-288-2269

Library Account (renewals, fines, duedates): 310-288-2222




Reference Librarians will provide brief, factual answers to your reference questions, or suggestions for resources which might help you find what you need. 

We will try to respond within 72 hours, excluding weekends and holidays. If you need an answer sooner, please visit the library in person or call telephone reference. 

Before submitting a question, you may want to search the library catalog or the Internet Public Library where the answer to your question might be found.

Be as complete and specific as possible. It is helpful to know the purpose of your request and any other pertinent details, including your library card number, you think would be useful.

In person:

Visit the library during the following hours:

  • 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday
  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday
  • Noon to 6 p.m. Sunday

Tutoring or homework help:

Online help:

In person:

High school and younger students can visit the homework center Monday - Friday during the school year 3-8pm


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